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GENEALOGY 



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JOHN THOMSON, 

WHO LANDED AT PLYMOUTH. 

In the month of May, 1621 

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The Compiler has spared no pains in collecting information 
on this subject ; and yet he is apprehensive there are some inac- 
uracies. It has been a source of pleasure to him, which he 
readily acknowledges, that in all cases where he has applied 
for information, with one exception, they appeared to do it with 
cheerfulness. In that case, every exertion has been used to 
obtain a knowledge of his and his father's family. It is believed 
the knowledge obtained is tolerably correct, except their births, 
which the Town Clerk said would require considerable research, 
owing to the want of arrangement in the records. 

N. B. Those names in the body of this work, printed in 
Small Capitals, were engaged in the service of their country, in 
the Revolution, Those in Italic, were engaged in the old 
French War. 

All the dates in this work are in old style till the year 1752 r 
then they are inserted in new style. 



NOV.' k'3 : , 19 02. 



OENEALOOTf or 

JOHN THOMSON. 

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John Thomson, was born in the north of Wales, in 
the year 1616. It is said his father died shortly after his 
birth, and his mother married again. The name of the 
step-father is concealed from the memory of man, behind 
that impenetrable veil of oblivion, which time is spreading 
over the generations of man. The legal parents became 
the protectors of the child. He went where they went,, and 
received his scanty education from their lips. 

He came to this country in the third embarcation from 
England. The second, which arrived at Plymouth, was 
Gapt- Robert Cushman, in the Fortune, bringing thirty-five 
families, the remainder of Robinson's society, Nov. 11th, 
1621. The third arrival was two vessels, containing sixty 
or seventy men, some of them had families, under the 
patronage of Thomas Weston, a merchant of distinction, 
in London. Among this number, was the subject of this 
treatise. They landed at Plymouth early in the month of 
May, 1622. John Thomson was then in the sixth year 
of his age. 

Whether originally all, who bear the orthoepy of the 

family name, were of the same family, cannot now easily 

be ascertained. The first knowledge we have of the name 

with any certainty, ia from the ancient record of heraldry, 

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when aristocracy invented a badge, to distinguish the 
royal degrees of family greatness. Then the name was 
familiarly known in England, Scotland and Ireland. They 
each spelt the name differently, and were considered as 
distinct families. They each selected a different badge 
of heraldry. 

Tho3e in the southwestern part of England spelt their 
name Tompfeon. There was one descended from this 
family, settled in the ministry at Berwick, on the Piscata- 
qua river, Rev. John Tompson. Those in Ireland, spelt 
their name Thompson. Those in the south of Scotland, 
spelt their name Thomson. Of this family were the cele- 
brated poet James Thomson, and Charles Thomson, the 
Secretary of the Continental Congress, in revolutionary 
days. The north of Wales being contiguous to Scotland, 
we are led to consider the subject of our inquiry a de- 
scendant of the Scottish family, and not of the Irish. 

The circumstance of his youth, when he arrived in 
this country,. and the limited means of education which 
lie had, would lead us to conclude, he did not know his 
lineage. This conclusion is strengthened from the cir- 
cumstance, the signature to his will is spelt Tomson. 
This may not be viewed strange or unaccountable, when 
We bear on our minds, the vast number of persons in Eu- 
rope, who then and even now, have no specific knowl- 
edge of their grand parents. Even in our own country, 
with all the means of education and records, cases may 
easily be found, where a person could not tell from what 
nation in Europe his progenitor descended. We natur- 
ally look amongst the best informed in that day for cor- 
rect information. In his deed of Spring-hill, his name is 
spelt Thomson. Rev. John Cotton, the first minister in 



Halifax, spelt his name in this way ; and the records of 
the town of Mendon, spell the name in the same manner. 
The letter p was not introduced into the name by any of 
his descendants, till a century and a half had rolled 
away. 

Tradition is silent respecting any incident in his life, till 
he arrived to manhood. Then it presents him to us in 
many events interesting and entertaining. It appears 
from his will, he was a carpenter. Besides building 
houses for others, he built one for himself in each of the 
places he selected as a settlement, and one for each of his 
sons, John and Jacob, in the latter place. Tradition says 
he built the first framed Meeting-house in Plymouth, and 
as a compensation for his labor, the town gave him a deed 
of a piece of land, from the Market-house, back, extend- 
ing to the herring-brook, now called Spring-hill. 

He married Mary Cook, the second daughter of Fran- 
cis Cook, who was one of the first adventurers in 1620. 

Johu Thomson makes his first appearance as a farmer, 
at Sandwich. He purchased in that part of the town called 
Nobscusset, where he lived a few years. He thought he 
could better his fortune for himself and children, by mov- 
ing into the more interior part of the country. He accor- 
dingly selected a place, thirteen miles west of Plymouth, 
on the confines of Bridgewater, Middleborough, and what 
was then called Plymouth, now Halifax. Here he built a 
log house in Middleborough, about twenty rods west of the 
Plymouth line, where he lived till the house was burnt by 
the Indians. 

His settlement amidst a surrounding savage enemy, 
must have been attended with many troubles and fearful 
apprehensions. He must have felt the need of all the 



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confidence in God that religion could afford, which 
brought our fathers into this country. He felt the neces- 
sity of using every precaution which his ingenuity could 
suggest, or his wisdom dictate. Oral tradition has handed 
down to us a few incidents illustrative of this remark. 

There was at that day, a stream of water near the west 
side of the house, where fish resorted, but the hand of 
improvement has caused it to become dry for a considera- 
ble distance — and even then nothing but a rill. One mor- 
ning, he had caught some fish, his wife had them over the 
fire cooking; two Indians came into the house in a very 
morose manner ; one of the Indians went to the pot and 
pulled out one of the fish by the tail, upon which she re- 
proved him very sharply — the other Indian then drew his 
knife and brandished it at her in a threatening manner — 
she immediately seized the splinted broom, and heroically 
drove them out of the house. Their behavior was such, 
it excited a fearful alarm in her mind. This she related 
to her husband when he came in, which led them to go 
that night to the garrison at Middleborough, a distance of 
seven miles. After peace was concluded they returned 
to their farm. There is another instance related, worthy 
of notice. Three Squaws came to the house one after- 
noon, and were exceedingly friendly — they were very offi- 
cious in proffered assistance and varied acts of kindness ; 
they went with her into the garden, and cheerfully assist- 
ed in picking beans for the next day's repast. This singu- 
lar behavior she related to her husband on his return — he 
replied, " we must instantly pack up our things, and go 
to the garrison." 

There is an oral anecdote of a policy which he adopted 
for his preservation from Indian surprise. He agreed 



with a man by the name, of Jabez Soule, who had settled 
in the northwestern part of what is now called Plympton, 
to entice a young Indian to come and live with them, and 
learn to work and live like the English. They succeeded 
in their overtures —the Indian came and lived with each 
of them alternately, two weeks. They studied to please 
him by flattery, and in every little competition of strength 
or agility, by giving him the advantage, or yielding to his 
superiority. When the Indians agreed to make war on 
their white neighbors, this young Indian would secretly 
steal away and join them — his absence became a warning 
immediately to repair to the garrison. When they had 
made peace with the English, this young Indian would 
return and live with them; in this management he ignc- 
rantly became their protector. One day, while this young 
Indian was at work with our ancestor, he observed to 
the Indian, " I wonder they never attempted to kill me." 

" Master," said the Indian, "I have cocked my gun 
many a time to shoot you, but I loved you so well, I could 
not." 

At another time, on a Sabbath morning, while his wife 
and children had rode to meeting, several Indians came 
into his house, in a turbulent manner ; he was apprehen- 
sive his life was in danger — he took his seat in the corner 
of the room, with his noted gun in his lap — this so terrifi- 
ed these cowardly intruders, they soon left the house. 
Their behavior within and without was such, he was con- 
vinced all was not right. He buried his money, and hid his 
most valuable things in the most secluded places. When 
his family returned from meeting, they prepared to go to 
the garrison — they started before it was really dark, they 
had not gone more than two miles, before the light of the 



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devouring element, taught them the fate of their house. 
Oo his way to the garrison, he passed by the settlement 
of a Mr. Danson, m Middleborough, but he concluded 
not to go till early in the morning ; he had rode but a 
ahort distance in the morning, when he stopped his horse 
to drink, this gave the Indians an opportunity, and they 
shot him. The rill where he was shot, is called Danson's 
brook. The next day, our ancestor sent his son John, 
with two others from the garrison, to the deserted farm, 
to take care of any thing worth saving ; in passing the hol- 
low between the fort and where the Congregational Meeting 
House now stands, he discovered in the horse-path, apair 
of leather shoes, and at a short distance further a beaver 
hat, which belonged to Danson. He considered them a 
decoy, and put his horse in full speed ; when they return- 
ed neither of them were there. 

The people who were capable of bearing arms, met and 
chose our ancester their commander. He formed his men 
in a solid square, and there were four men in front, and 
four men deep. He applied to the Governor and Council 
at Plymouth for a commission ; but they considered the 
company so small, gave him a general commission as Lieu- 
tenant commandant, not only of the field, but of the gar- 
rison, and all posts of danger. Thus commissioned, he 
equipped himself and company with a gun, a brass pistol, a 
sword and a halbert. The gun is supposed to have been 
brought into this country with them. It is of the follow- 
ing description : The whole length of the stock and bar- 
rel, seven feet, four and a half inches ; the length of the 
barrel, six feet one inch and a half; the size of the cali- 
bre will carry twelve balls to the pound ; the length of the 
face of the lock ten inches; the whole weight of the gun, 



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twenty pounds, twelve ounces. The whole length of the 
sword three feet, five and a half inches; the length of the 
blade from the guard, two feet, eleven inches and three- 
eighths. Hudebras has very accurately described this 
sword. 

"For want of use it has grown rusty, 

And ate into the blade for lack 
Of something for to hew and hack." 

These two have descended to Capt. Zadock Thomson, 
of Halifax; Capt. Jabez P. Thomson has the brass pistol; 
Capt. Asa Thomson has the halbert; the top part of the 
halbert is broken off — the present state is evidently not 
original. On the face of it is cut the date of the year 
when made, 1623. 

At the commencement of Philip's war, in 1675, the In- 
dians became so morose, the people in the month of June, 
fled for safety to the fort, which was built near what is 
called the Four Corners in Middleborough. The Indians 
would daily appear on the southeasterly side of the river, 
and ascend what is called the hand-rock, because there 
was the impression of a man's hand indented on it. 
There they would be in fair sight of the fort. Here the 
Indians would present the seat of honor to the people in 
the fort, and in an insulting manner would slap their hand 
on it. This they did for several days ; there were thirty- 
five families in the fort, being all who had settled within 
the town. The people became tired of such daily insults; 
Lieut. Thomson ordered Isaac Rowland, a distinguished 
marksman, to take his gun and shoot the Indian in the 
attitude of insulting thern ; this he did, by elevating his 
gun, and gave the Indian a mortal wound in that honora- 
ble part of the body presented to the fort in an insulting 



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manner. Filled with revenge for their wounded compan- 
ion, the Indians immediately took to the woods ; running 
down the hill to the mill just below the fort, where the 
miller was at work — the miller discovered them coming, 
seized his coat and fled ; he placed his coat on the end of 
a stick, as he run through the brush to the fort : held the 
coat over his head, and suffice it to say, the coat was per- 
forated with several balls, before he could arrive at the 
fort ; they then burnt the mill. The Indians dragged 
their wounded companion two miles and three-quarters, to 
the deserted house of William Nelson, on the farm now 
owned by Major Thomas Bennet. The fndian died that 
night, his companions then buried him with their accus- 
tomed ceremonies, and burnt the house. In the year 
1821, nearly one hundred and fifty years after the Indian 
had been buried, Major Bennet improved this spot of land, 
and ploughing the same, he disinterred some of his bones, 
a pipe, a stone jug. and a knife, all very much decayed, 
under the slow but all-devouring hand of time. Major 
Bennet actuated by a laudable design, went a few years 
past, and measured the distance from the old fort to the 
rock where the Indian was, and made the astonishing dis- 
tance of 155 rods; nearly half a mile. 

In the year 1677, John Thomson built a frame house 
near the same spot where the former house was burnt, and 
made a garrison of it. He cased all the outer posts, faced 
the joists to the inner side of the sills, and laid brick 
in mortar on the sills to the beams, and leaving a small 
window on each side to each room. This house occasion- 
ally underwent various repairs, and was the residence of 
the fifth generation. It was taken down in 1838, having 
been inhabited 160 years. 



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As yet we have only viewed the incidents of his life in 
relation to his worldly concerns. We ought not to pass 
in silence, the great object which led him to come into 
this country. His moral and religious character contains 
useful instruction to his descendants, and in many respects 
sharply reprove them for their degeneracy. His custom- 
ary hour of rising in the morning was at 4 o'clock, espec- 
ially on the Sabbath morning. The breakfast repast 
must be closed, even in summer, on or before the rising 
sun. He was a regular attendant on the duties of the 
sanctuary, and by his example he showed that he felt the 
sacredness of liberty of conscience, and was determined 
to improve it, as a precious gift of God. After he had 
made his clearing and moved into his log house, either he 
or his wife would go every Sabbath to Plymouth, the only 
place where they had an Elder to speak to them, a distance 
of more than thirteen miles. We have orally received in- 
formation, that his wife, one year, on two of the Sabbaths 
in June, after breakfast took a child six months old in her 
arms, and walked to Plymouth, attended meeting, and re- 
turned home the same day.* 

Nor were his children to the third generation less zeal- 
ous of enjoying the happiness of sanctuary privileges. It 
was a common practice among them to make a cheese on 
Sabbath morning, in the summer, provided they could get 
it under the press before the sun arose, and then they 
would prepare to goto meeting. His grand children were 
regularly found among the worshiping assembly, on the 
Sabbath. It is stated, the children of Jacob, his son, 
started one Sabbath morning for Plymouth, they had to 
cross a dismal swamp, which lay between where Amasa 

* Elizabeth, 1654. f 



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Sturtevant now lives, and where Caleb Loring formerly 
kept a tavern. They arrived near the swamp before day- 
light, and were greatly frightened by the numerous bowl- 
ings of the wolves — they climbed a large rock which was 
near Amasa Sturtevant's, and there tarried in fearful sus- 
pense till the sun arose. 

Compare their zealous attachment to religious worship 
with those of the present day, and we should little sus- 
pect we were the children of such an ancestor. We cer- 
tainly do not honor his character, or feel zealous to assim- 
ilate his piety. We feel it a burden to walk two miles to 
meeting instead of thirteen. 

He closed his industrious and useful life, June 16th, 
1696, nearly eighty years old. He was buried in the first 
burying ground in Middleborough. His grave remains 
undistinguished from others, except a very small stone, 
which is said to be the second stone erected. Mary, his 
wife died March 21, 1714, in the eighty-eighth year of her 
age. Here he and his wife have silently laid nearly a 
century and a half. It would be an honorable act, which 
posterity might view with pleasing emotion, if some of his 
descendants, in token of respect, should erect a monu- 
ment over his resting place. 

His children were, Adam, John, Mary, Esther, Eliza- 
beth, Sarah, Lydia, Jaj&oJ?, Thomas, Peter, Mercy. 

HIS DAUGHTERS. 

Mary Thomson was born in 1650, she married 

Taber, and settled near New Bedford, where some of her 
descendants are now living. 

Esther Thomson was born July 28, 1652. She matri- 
ed Jonathan Reed, whose descendants live in Abington, 
and adjacent towns. 



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Elizabeth Thomson was born Jan. 28, 1654. She mar* 
ried Thomas Swift, who settled at Nobscusset, where her 
father first purchased, and where many of her descend- 
ants now live. 

Sarah Thomson was born April 7, 1657 ; she did not 
marry. 

Lydia Thomson was born October 5, 1659. She mar- 
ried James Soule — many of her descendants live in Mid- 
dleborough and adjoining towns. 

Mercy Thomson was born in 1671. She did not marry, 
She died April 19, 1756, in the eighty-fifth year of her age, 

HIS SONS. 

Adam Thomson died when one year and a half old. 

John Thomson, the son of Lieut. John Thomson, was 
born in 1648. He married Mary Tinkham. He died Nov, 
25, 1725, in the seventy-seventh year of his age. Mary 
his wife died in 1731, in the sixty-seventh year of her 
age. He was a Carpenter by profession. 

His children were John, Ephraim, Thomas, Shuhael, 
Mary, Martha, Francis, Sarah, Peter, Jacob, Ebenezer. 

His daughters, Mary, Martha . and Sarah, were not 
married. 

HIS SONS. 

John Thomson, the son of John Thomson the second, 
married Elizabeth Thomas. She died in Aug. 1776. 

His children were John, Elizabeth, Lydia. 

Elizabeth Thomson waslxTrn Aug. 7, 1726. She mar- 
ried Samuel Fuller, and died in 1794. 

Lydia Thomson was born Aug. 13, 1730. She married 
Isayic Soule, and died Aug. 29, 1771. 

John Thomson was born Feb. 18, 1725. He married 
Betty Fuller. He was frozen to death Jan, 18, 1777, in 



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coming home from Plymouth, near Nathan Perkins's in 
Plympton. His children were Susanna, Thaddeus, Na- 
than, Zacheus, Elizabeth, Stephen. 

Susanna Thomson was born May 12, 1763. 

Elizabeth Thomson was born Oct. 24, 1770. She mar- 
ried William Wood, and died Nov. 11, 1810. 

Thaddeus Thomson was born July 1, 1765. He married 
Ruth Tilson. He settled in the State of Maine, and 
died in April, 1832. His children were, Betty, John, Am- 
miel, Ruth, Thaddeus, Orpha, Olivia, Hannah, Mary, 
James. 

Betty Thomson was born May 26, 1787. She married 
Levi Cushman. 

Ruth Thomson was born March 30, 1793. She mar- 
ried for her first husband, Nathaniel Glover ; for her sec- 
ond husband, Joshua Glover. 

John Thomson was born March 31, 1789. He marri- 
ed Margaret Roberson. 

Ammiel Thomson was born April 18, 1791. He mar- 
ried Fear Tilson. His children were Lucius, Ammiel, 
Edward F. 

Lucius Thomson was born July 23, 1819. He married 
Lydia Ryder. 

Ammiel Thomson was born Dec. 13, 1825. 

Edward F. Thomson was born Sept 4, 1827. 

Nathan Thomson was born Jan. 14, 1766. He was 
born deaf and dumb — he married Elizabeth Eaton. He 
died Sept. 24, 1831, in the sixty-second year of his age. 

Zacheus Thomson was born March 17, 1769. He 
was born deaf and dumb. He married Jennet Atwood, 
and settled at Reading, in Vermont. His children were 
Susanna, Laura, Abigail, Zacheus, Jane, Betty. 



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Susanna Thomson was born in April, 1797, 

Laura Thomson was born in 1799. 

Abigail Thomson was born in 1801. 

Stephen Thomson, the fourth son of John Thomson, 
was born April 10, 1774. He married Nancy Hastings, 
and settled at Thomastown, in the State of Maine, and 
died in 1833. His children were George, William,Andrew, 
Susanna, Betsey, Nancy. 

Ephraim Thomson, the second son of John Thomson 
the second, was born in 1682. He married Joanna Red- 
dington, and died Nov. 13. 1744, in the sixty-second yeai 
of his age. 

His children were, a child born Oct. 3, 1735, and died 
Dec. 5, 1735. 

Joanna was born July 23, 1733. She died Dec. 17, 
1744, in the" seventh year of her age 

Ephraim was born April 8, 1742. He died Dec. 5, 
1743. 

Ephraim the second, was born May S, 1744, and died 
May 25, 1744. 

There is something singular and melancholy, in the 
eventful close of this family. The fatherand three remain- 
ing children, all died within the short space of thirteen 
months, and left the widow the sole heir of his estate. 

Thomas Thomson, the third son of John Thomson the 
second, was born in 1684. He married Martha Soule, 
and died March 20, 1781, in the ninety-sixth year of his 
age. His children were Peter, Francis, Nathan, James, 
Thomas. 

Peter Thomson was born in 1733. He married Rebec- 
ca Thomas — he died June 21, 1800, in the sixty-seventh 
year of his age. Rebecca, his wife, died October 16, . 



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1792, in the fifty-sixth year of her age. His children 
were, Levi, Ezekiel, Eliab, Asaph. 

Levi Thomson was born Jan. 6, 1764 ; he mairied Bet- 
ty Snell. He had but one child, Rebecca Thomson— she 
married John H. Palmer. They all live in Woodstock, 
in the State of Vermont. 

Ezekiel Thomson was born May 4, 1766. lie married 
Mary Bosworth ; he moved into the State of Vermont and 
there died. His children were, Polly, Peter, Harriet, 
Levi. 

Levi Thomson died Dec. 4, 1803. 

Peter Thomson went into the State of New York. 

Eliab Thomson was born Dec. 8, l Tfi&^Jie m arried 
Rachel Thomson. He died Oct. 2, 1835, in the sixty- 
seventh year of his age. His children were Clarissa, Eli- 
ab and Rachel. 

Clarissa Thomson was born July 19, 1792. She mar- 
ried Jeremiah Sampson. 

Rachel Thomson was born Sept 6, 1799. She marri- 
ed Leavitt Wood. 

Eliab Thomson was born Feb. 22, 1795. He married 
for his first wife, Lavina Washburn. By her he had one 
daughter, Hannah W. Thomson, who died March 30, 
1840. Lavina his wife, died April 3, 1835, in the twenty- 
ninth year of her age. 

He married lor his second wife, Lydia Thomson. By 
her he had two sons, Edwin and Asaph. Edwin Thorn- 
son was born Jmi^23, 1829. Asaph P. Thomson, was 
born Jan. 2, 1832* He died Feb. 24, J824, in the forti- 
eth year of his age. 

Asaph Thomson, the fourth son of Peter Thomson, was 
born Sept. 6, 1771. He graduated at Brown University 



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in 1795. He was the first of the family name who re- 
ceived a collegiate degree. He studied physic, and set- 
tled in the state of Maine; he married Mary Wood, and 
died March — , 1834. His children were Hqdaesah, Ma-* 
ry, Persis, Silas W. 

Francis Thomson, the second son of Thomas Thomson^ 
was born March 15, 17&L He died Dec. 17, 1798, in 
the sixty-third year of his^Jge He married for his first 
wife, Rebecca Snow. His children by her were, Zilpha,. 
Rebecca, Elias. 

Zilpha Thomson was born June, 17£j$. She married 
Noah Cushman. 

Rebecca Thomson died young. 

Elias Thomson was born 1768. He married Elizabeth 
Haisington. He died Sept. 1839. 

Francis Thomson married for his second wife, Mary 
Bumpus. She died Dec. 17, 1829, in the eighty-fifth 
year of her age. His children by her were, Thomas, Cyn- 
tha, Reuel, Mary, Francis. 

Cynthia Thomson was born Nov. 8, 1773. She marri- 
ed John Cox. 

Mary Thomson was born March 4, 1781. She marri- 
ed Jabez Vaughan. 

Thomas Thomson was born Oct. 1, 1770. He marri- 
ed Wealthy Whitmore. He died Dec. 9, 1806, in the 
thirty-seventh year of his age. His children were, Betsey 
Venus, Francis, Deborah, Philander, Cynthia, Thomas. 

Betsey Thomson was born Nov. 30, 1794. She marri- 
ed Isaac Packard. 

Deborah Thomson was born April 2, 1799. She mar- 
ried Caleb Alden— she died June 18, 1836. 

Cynthia Thomson was born May 13, 1802. She mar> 



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ried John Perkins. She died Aug 29, 1840. 

Venus Thomson was born May 18, 1796. He married 
Jane Southworth. His children were Clarinda, Franklin 
S., Venus. 

Clarinda Thomson was born Nov. 29, 1823. 

Franklin S. Thomson was born Sept. 15, 1825. 

Venus Thomson was born June 29, 1832. 

Francis Thomson the second son of Thomas Thomson, 
was born Sep. 8, 1797. He married Miranda Barny, and 
settled in the State of New York. 

Philander Thomson, the third son of Thomas Thom- 
son, was born Sept. 8, 1800. He married Eliza Giles. 
His children were Angelina, Henry A., Mary E., Phi- 
lander. 

Angelina Thomson was born Sept. 12, 1835. 

Henry A. Thomson was born March 16, 1837. 

Mary E. Thomson was born Feb. 4, 1839. 

Philander Thomson was born March 16, 1840. 

Thomas Thomson, the. fourth son of Thomas Thomson, 
was born Feb. 25, 1805. He married Rebecca Voiun- 
tine. He has one child, Voluntine Thomson, born Sept. 
20, 1840. 

Reuel Thomson, the second son of Francis Thomson, 
was born Jan. 4, 1777. He married Thankful Wood — his 
children were, Israel W., Reuel, Ivory H., Priscilla W., 
Benjamin F., Marston, Anna T., Mary F. 

Priscilla W. Thomson was born July 24, 1809. She 
married Henry C. Lyon. 

Anna T. Thomson was born Aug. 14, 1804. She mar- 
ried Isaac Thomson. 

Mary F. Thomson was born April 26, 1817. She mar- 
ried Cyrus Fuller. 



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Israel W. Thomson was born October 8, 1803. He 
married Betsey W. Perkins. He has one child, Leander 
Thomson, born Dec, 1836. 

Reuel Thomson, the second son of Reuel Thomson, was 
born Sept. 21, 1806. He married Sarah T. Wood. He 
has one daughter, Sarah J. Thomson, born Sept 15, 1840. 

Ivory H. Thotnson, the third son of Reuel Thomson, 
was born April 1, 1808, He married Jerusha B. Sparrow. 
He has one son and one daughter, Ivory B. and Jerusha A. 

Ivory B. Thomson was born Sept. 1836. 

Jerusha A. Thomson was born Aug. 1840. 

Benjamin F. Thomson, the third son of Reuel Thom- 
son, was born June 24, 1809. He married Sarah Wood. 

Marston Thomson, the fourth son of Reuel Thomson, 
was born Sept. 23, 1812. He married Harriet G. W. 
Bumpus. He has one daughter, Harriet M. V. Thomson, 
born Sept. 1839. 

Francis Thomson, the youngest son of Francis Thom- 
son, was born April, 1785. He died young. 

Nathan Thomson, "the third son of Thomas Thomson,, 
was born Dec. 10, 1836- He died in 1802— he married 
Mary Harlow. He had two daughters. Sarah and Su- 
sanna. 

Sarah Thomson was born Aug. 16, 1762. She married 
for her first husband, John Finney — for her second hus-5 
band Ezra Holmes. 

Susanna Thomson was born May 16, 1764. She mar* 
tied Daniel Tucker. 

James Thomson, the 'fourth son of Thomas Thomson ; 

Was born Nov. 11, 1739. He married Allen, and 

settled in the State of New York. 

Thomas Thomson, the fifth son of Thomas Thomson 
c2 ^ %, ^ ^x 



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was born Jan 1, 1743. He died Sept. 16, 1747. 

Shubael Thomson, the third son of John Thomson tht 
second, was born in 1685. He married Susanna Parler 
He died July 7, 1734, in the forty-eighth yeaj- of his age 
Susanna, his wife died June 9, 1734, in the 47th year of 
her age. His children were, Shubael, Isaac, John, Thorn* 
as, Mary. 

Mary Thomson died June 23, 1734. 

Shubael Thomson was born in 1715 and died June 9, 
1734, in the nineteenth year of his age. 

Isaac Thomson was born Sept. 14, 1724, and died Sept. 
30, 1740, in the twenty-seventh year of his age. 

Thomas Thomson, the third son of Shubael Thomson, 
was born in 1720. He married Jane Washburn. He died 
Feb. 8, 1756, in the thirty-sixth year of his age. His 
children were Jane, Abisha, Mary, Margaret, Bethiah. 

Jane Thomson married Natnaniel Bolton. 

Abisha Thomson died in the service of his country. 

Mary Thomson married Alger. 

Margaret Thomson did not marry. She died Dec. 17, 
1815, in the sixty-third year of her age. 

Bethiah Thomson, was born Nov. 15, 1755. She mar- 
ried Thomas Cushman. She died Nov. 28, 1822, in the 
sixty-eighth year of her age. 

John Thomson, the fourth son of Shubael Thomson, 
was born in 1727. He married Lydia Wood for his first 
wife. Lydia his wife, died Jan. 28, 1761, in the thirty- 
ninth year of her age. His children were, Shubael, Su- 
sanna, Isaac, John, Lydia, Ezra, Sarah, Uzza, Fear, Pris- 
cilla. He married the widow Soule for his-second wife. 
By her he had one daughter, Mary. He died June 22, 
1776, in the forty-ninth year of his age. 



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f Susanna Thomson, was born Nov. 1, 1743. She mar- 
ried Sylvanus Thomas, and died Sept. 4, 1822. 

Lydia Thomson was born June 21, 1752. She married 
for her first husband, Thomas Gifford — for her second hus- 
band, Sheldon. 

Sarah Thomson was born Oct. 6, 1754. 

Fear Thomson was born Nov. 6, 1757. She married 
Abraham Perkins, and died Nov. 10, 1796. 

Priscilla Thomson was born April 11, 1760. She mar- 
ried Lemuel Sturtevant. 

Mary Thomson married Doct. Panuel Hutchins. 

Shubael Thomson was born March 11, 1742. He mar- 
ried Ruth Hall. He died Dec. 3, 1770. His children 
were Susanna, Shubael. 

Susanna Thomson was born July 11, 1767. She mar- 
ried for her first husband William Sampson — for her sec- 
ond husband, Ezra Thomson. 

Shubael Thomson died May, 1, 1770, aged nine months. 

Isaac Thomson, the second son of John Thomson, was 
born Feb. 1, 1745. He married Lucy Sturtevant. He 
was a Justice of the Peace till his death. He represented 
the town of Middleborough in the State Legislature, several 
years; he then represented the county of Plymouth, in 
the Senate, till his weight of years called him to retire 
from public life. He was in this public employment six- 
teen years. He died Dec. 19, 1819, in the seventy-fourth 
year of his age. Lucy his wife, died Nov. 4, 1834, in the 
eighty-first year of her age. His children were John, Cy- 
rus, Lydia, Isaac, Uzza, Lucy, George, Mary, Ezra> 
Harriet. 

Lydia Thomson was born March 1, 1779. She married 
Rev. Elijah Dexter. 



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Lucy Thomson was born Oct. 1, 1736. She married 
Cephas Thomson. 

Mary Thomson was born April 14, 1790. She married 
Robert Capen. 

Harriet Thomson was born Dec. 19, 1795. She mar- 
ried Solomon Thomson. 

John Thomson was born March 22, 1775. He marri- 
ed for his first wife, Sarah Austin — for his second wife, 
Belinda Dean — for his third wife, Jane Richardson. He 
settled in the State of Maine. 

Cyrus Thomson was born Dec. 23, 1776. He married 
Rebecca Roberson, and settled in the State of Maine. 

Isaac Thomson was born Nov 7, 1781. He married 
Abia Haskell, and died March 26, 1635. 

Uzza Thomson was born Aug. 23, 1784. He married 
Abigail Elliot. He settled in the. State of Maine. 

George Thomson was born Aug. 12, 1788. He married 
Deborah E. Clark. He has but one child, George Thom- 
son. 

Ezra Thomson was born March 8, 1792. He married 
Cynthia GifTord. 

John Thomson, the third son of John Thomson, wa3 
born May 6, 1748. He married Abigail Thomson. He 
settled in Lime, on Connecticut River, in the State of 
New Hampshire. He died Aug. 4, 18J7. His children 
were Abigail Ezra, Lydia, John, Sarah Jennet. 

Abigail Thomson married Richard Dame. 

Lydia Thomson married Sawyer. 

Sarah Thomson married Freeman. 

Ezra Thomson married the widow Susanna Sampson. 

John Thomson went to the west. 

Ezra Thomson, the fourth son of John Thomson, was 



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born July 4, 1750. He died in 1778, in the twenty-eighth 
year of his age. 

Uzza Thomson, the fifth son of John Thomson, was 
born Dec. 10, 1756. He died June 11, 1758. 

Francis Thomson, the fifth son of John Thomson thei 
second, died in the Garrison House at Halifax, July 24, 
1734. 

The knowledge of Peter Thomson, the sixth son of 
John Thomson the second, is lost to us, except his widow, 
Sarah Thomson, who died Oct. 24, 1742, in the seventy- 
third year of her age. 

Ebenezer Thomson, the eighth son of John Thomson 
the second, must have died young, as tradition and rec- 
ords are silent respecting him. 

Jacob Thomson, the sixth son of John Thomson the sec- 
ond, was born in 1710. He married Mary Howard. He 
died Feb. 17, 1750, in the fortieth year of his age. 

Mary his wife, died March 18, 1762, in the forty-fourth 
year of her age. 

His children were, Jacob, Ebenezer, Nathaniel, Mary, 
Martha, Ephraim, Daniel. 

Mary Thomson was born Sept, 7, 1743. She died Aug. 
21, 1747. 

Martha Thomson was born Jan. 1, 1746, and died 
Sept. 7, 1747. 

Jacob Thomson was born July 9, 1736. He married 
Waitstiil Miller. He died NoV. 12, 1715, in the eigh- 
tieth year of his age. K£& 

He was a number of years a Deacon in the church at 
Halifax. Waitstill, his wife, died July 18, 1807, in the 
sixty-eighth year of her age. 

His children were, Huldah, Ezra, Jennet, Martha, Ja- 
cob, Margaret M. 



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Huldah Thomson was born May 17, 1757. She mar- 
ried Ephraim Tinkham. She died Feb. 26, 1810, in the 
fifty-fourth year of her age. 

Jennet Thomson was born June 23, 1763, She did not 
marry— she died July 16, 1830, in the sixty-eighth year of 
her age. 

Martha Thomson was born Dec. 20, 1764. She mar- 
ried Jonah Benson. She died March 9, 1822, in the fifty 
ninth year of her age. 

Margaret M. Thomson was born April 22, 1771. She 
married Elkanah Thomas. She died March 17. 1637. 

Ezra Thomson was born April 14, 1760. He married 
Sarah Whitton. He died March 7, 1827. 

Sarah, his wife died May 25, 1841, in the eighty-first 
year of her age. 

His children were Sarah, Charles, Abraham, Ezra, 
James, Drusilla, Experience, Peleg, Elkanah, Margaret. 

Sarah Thomson was born June 25, 1782. She died 
Oct. 17, 1808. 

Drusilla Thomson was born Jan 23, 1792. She marri- 
ed Nehemiah Thomas. 

Experience Thomson was born April 22, 1794. 

Margaret Thomson was born June 14,1799. She mar- 
ried Peter Robinson. 

Charles Thomson was born April 12, 1784. He mar- 
ried for his first wife, Sarah Darling. His children by her 
were, Naomi, Marshal, Catharine, Charles. He married 
for his second wife, widow Hannah Bates. His children 
by her were, Sally, Levesta, Ezra. He died January 15, 
1833. 

Naomi Thomson waa born Aug. 7, 1808. She married 
Alden Beal. 



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Catharine Thomson was born June 8, 1812. She mar- 
ried Josiah Tilson. 

Sally Thomson was bom Jan 23, 1817. She married 
Samuel Beal. 

Levesta Thomson was bom- — » — ? 1819. She married 
Robert Curtis. 

Marshal Thomson was born Feb 13, 1811. He mar- 
ried Lurania Howard. He has one daughter, Georgeana. 

Charles Thomson was born Dec. 7, 1813, He married 
Mary Ann Curtis, He has two children, Susan A. and 
Lorenzo M. 

Susan A. Thomson was born March 10, 1837. 

Lorenzo M. Thomson was born Jan. 7, 1841. 

Ezra Thomson, the third son of Charles Thomson, was 
born March 12, 1622. 

Abraham Thomson, the second son of Ezra Thomson, 
was born June 12, 1786. He married Mary Sampson. 

His children were Ephraim, James, Mary, Henry L. 

Ephraim Thomson was born July 1, 1811. He died 
July 1836. 

James Thomson was born May 15, 1813. He married 
Mary Simmons. His children were James, Robert. 

James Thomson was born July 14, 1837. 

Robert Thomson was born Sept. — 1838. He died 
April, 1840. 

Mary Thomson was born April 17, 1821. 

Henry L. Thomson was born Feb. 19, 1S2S. 

Ezra Thomson, the third son of Ezra Thomson, was 
born April 12, 1789. He married Mary Bales. He died 
April 17, 1815. 

He had one daughter, Sally Thomson. She married 
Reuben Hollis. 



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James, Thomson, the fourth son of Ezra Thomson, 
was born Jan. 6, 1791. 

Peleg Thomson, the fifth son of Ezra Thomson, was 
born May 25, 1797. He married Freelove Washburn. 
He had one daughter, Amanda Thomson. 

Elkanah Thomson, the sixth son of Ezra Thomson, was 
born Oct. 22, 1803. He married Rachel Bump. His 
children were, Caroline F., Olive S., Oliver, William H. 

Caroline F. Thomson was born Feb. 25, 1824. 

Olive S. Thomson was born April 20, 1829. 

Oliver Thomson, (a twin) was born April 20, 1829. 

William H. Thomson was born July 10, 1835. 

Levi Thomson, the seventh son of Ezra Thomson, was 
born Feb. 12, 18C6. He married Elsadah Richmond. 
His children were Rosza, Ann, Rinaldo B-, Leonard S. 

Rosza Ann Thomson was born Sept. 21, 1830. 

Rinaldo B. Thomson was born April 11, 1836, 

Leonard S. Thomson, was born March 15, 1841. 

Jacob Thomson, the second son of Dea. Jacob Thom- 
son was born Oct. 25, 1769. He married Lucina Keith. 
He died May 11 1818. Lucina his wife, died April 10, 
1833, in the fortieth year of her age. 

His children were Polly K. Lewis, Lucina, Jennet, Ja- 
cob, Lucia, Lydia, Waitstill, Lysander. 

Polly K. Thomson was born Oct. 29, 1795. She mar- 
ried Isaac Lyon for her first husband, and George Gross, 
for her second husband. 

Lucina Thomson was born Dec. 22, 179S. She mar- 
ried Cornelius Pratt. 

Jennet Thomson was born Nov. 8, 1800. She married 
Francis Bourne. 

Lucia Thomson was born Jan. 27, 1805. She died 
young. 



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Lydia Thonson was born May 20, 1806. She married 
for her first husband, Eliab Thomson — for her second 
husband, Jacob Soule. 

Waitstill Thomson was born Sept 29, 1809. She mar- 
ried Charles E. D. Purcheron. 

Lewis Thomson was born Aug. 17, 1797. He married 
Huldah Wood. 

His children were Mariette, Lewis H., Elvina, Matilda, 
Marcus M. 

Mariette Thomson was born Feb. 15, 1824. 

Lewis H. Thomson was born Nov. 23, 1826. 

Elvina Thomson was born Oct. 14, 1830. 

Matilda Thomson was born June 5, 1834. 

Marcus M. Thomson was born April 14, 1840. 

Jacob Thomson, the second son of Jacob Thomson, 
was born Nov. 30, 1802. He married Emeline Bent. 
His children were George W. } Franklin, Mary J., Vernon 
M., Frances M., Jacob P. 

George W. Thomson was born Sept. 26, 1828. 

Franklin Thomson was born June 6, 1830. 

Mar* J. Thomson was born May ], 1835. 

Vernon M. Thomson was born March 16, 1837. 

Frances M. Thomson was born Jan. 24, 1889. 

Jacob P. Thomson was born Oct. 31, 1841. 

Lysander Thomson, the third son of Jacob Thomson, 
was born Sept 14, 1811. He married Abigail Thomson." 

His children were Lysander M, Soranas. 

Lysander M. Thomson was born Sept. 2, IS34. 

Soranas Thomson was born Nov. 12, 1836. 

Ebenezer Thomson,* the second son of Jacob Thomson, 
was born Oct. 14, 1737. He married Elizabeth Besse. 
He died May 10, 1832, in the ninety-fifth year of his age. 



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Elizabeth his wife, died Aug. 31, 1520, in the eightieth 
year of her age. She and her husband lived together in 
a married state sixty years. 

His children were Nathaniel, Rebecca, Aseneth Eliza- 
beth, Charity. 

Rebecca Thomson was born June 20, 1764. She mar- 
ried Lewis Chamberlain,, 

Aseneth Thomson was born Sept. 3, 1767. She did 
not marry. 

Elizabeth Thomson was born June 28, 1771. She mar- 
ried Asaph Bosworth. 

Charity Thomson was born June 24, 1775. She mar- 
ried for her first husband, Isaac Chamberlain. For her 
second husband, Daniel Bryant. 

Nathaniel Thomson was born May 11, 1761. He mar- 
ried for his first wife, Sarah Thayer. She died Dec. IS, 
1810, in the forty-seventh year of her age. 

He married for his second wife Mary Hall. She died 
April 13, 1839, in the sixty-third year of her age. 

He held the commission of Major in the Militia. 

His children by his first wife were, Polly, Lucy, Nathan- 
iel, Seth, Elizabeth, Charity, Ebenezer, David, Sarah, 
Welcome, Elmira. 

Polly Thomson was born Dec 2, 1785. She married 
Melvin Crooker. She died Nov. 4, 181 1, 

Lucy Thomson was born Sept. 30, 1787, She mar- 
ried Joshua C. Lyon. She died Jan. IS, 1817. 

Elizabeth Thomson was born Sept. 30, 1793. She 
married Melvin Crooker. She died May 27, 1S16. 

Charity Thomson was born Jan 12, 1796. She mar- 
ried Thomas Rogers. 



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Sarah Thomson was born Oct. 30, 1801. She married 
Charles Rogers. 

Elmira Thomson was born Feb. 3. 1807. She married 
Sydney Packard. 

Nathaniel Thomson was born Nov. 19, 1789. He died 
Aug. 26, 1811. 

Seth Thomson was born Sept. 0, 1781. He married 
Bethiah Benson. He lives in Sandwich. His children 
were David, Martin B., Nathaniel, Mercy, Julia Ann, 
Seth, Martin V., Frances M. 

David Thomson was born Dec. 15, 1815. 

Martin B. Thomson was born Nov. 25, 1819. He died 
Dec. 8, 1825. 

Nathaniel Thomson was born Feb. 16, 1822. He died 
July 13, J840. 

Marcy Thomson was born Oct. 26, 1824. 

Julia Ann Thomson was born Aug. 28, 1828. She died 
Aug. 20, 1829. 

Seth Thomson was born Aug. 27, 1830. 

Martin V. Thomson was born May 24, 1S33, 

Frances M. Thomson was born Oct. 8, 1835. 

Ebenezer Thomson, the fourth son of Nathaniel Thorn- 
Bon, was born Jan. 17, 1798. He married Louisa EU 
dridge, and lives in New Bedford. 

His children were, Charles H. and Elizabeth E. 

David Thomson, the fourth son of Nathaniel Thomson, 
was born Jan. 29, 1800. 

Welcome Thomson was born Feb. 27, 1805. He died 
Jan 12, 1833, in the twenty-eighth year of his age. 

Nathaniel Thomson, the third son of Jacob Thomson, 
was born July 23, 1740. He died in the service of his 
country. 



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Ephraim Thomson the fourth son of Jacob Thomson, 
was born Aug. 1. 1748. He married for his first wife, 
Hannah Thayer. His children by her were, Ephraim, 
Hannah, Silas, Rhoda, David, Francis. 

He married for his second wife, Mary EWashburn. He 
moved to the town of Mario w, in the State of New Hamp- 
shire. His children by her were, Bethiah, Polly, Phebe, 
Sally. 

Hannah Thomson was born Jan. 23, 1773. She mar- 
ried Abner Barrows. She died October 17, 1835, in the 
sixty-second year of her age. 

Rhoda Thomson was born Oct. 27, 1780. She married 
Daniel Wood. 

Bethiah Thomson was born July 19, 1793. She mar- 
ried Jason Ware, 

Polly Thomson married John Wench. 

Phebe and Sally were both married. 

Ephraim Thomson was born Nov. 2, 1771. He marri- 
ed Lucy Thomas. 

His children were Lucy, Bathsheba, Abner, Alba, Da- 
vid, Lucy, Jeremiah F., Joseph. 

Lucy Thomson died young. 

Lucy Thomson the second married Obed Sherman. 

Bathsheba Thomson married for her first husband, Da- 
vid GifFord. For her second husband John B. Taber. 

Abner Thomson married Nancy H. GifTord. 

His children were John H. Thomson, Daniel W. Thom- 
son, Pardon G. Thomson. 

Alba Thomson, the second son of Ephraim Thomson, 
married Lydia Chase. 

His children were, Rebecca Thomson, Eveline Thorn- 
eon, Ephraim Thomson, Amanda Thomson. 



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David Thomson married Judith Snow. 

Jeremiah F. Thomson married Sarah Ann Case. 

His children were, Mary C. Thomson, Marcus M. Thom- 
son. 

Silas Thomson, the second son of Ephraim Thomson 
the first, was born April 3, 1778. He married Cathaiine 
Beal. 

His children were Martin, Jane, Rhoda, Joanna, Nan- 
cy, Silas, Daniel W., Silas B. 

Jane Thomson was born Feb. 15, 1803. She married 
Joel Finney. 

Rhoda Thomson was born Sept. 12, 1807. 

Joanna Thomson was born April 3, 1810. She marri- 
ed - — - Fletcher. 

Nancy Thomson was born March 25, 1813. She mar- 
ried Daniel Garland. 

Martin Thomson was born July 31, 1801. He married 
Amanda* Thomson. 

His children were Henry N. Thomson, and Amanda Mi 
Thomson. 

Henry N. Thomson was born Feb. 1836. 

Amanda M. Thomson was born June 20, 1840. 

Silas Thomson, the second son of Silas Thomson, was 
born Jan. 22, 1815, and died April 12 ; 1815. 

Daniel W. Thomson, the third son of Silas Thomson 
was born Dec. 21, 1817. 

Silas B. Thomson, the fourth son of Silas Thomson, was 
born May 11, 1820. 

David Thomson, the third son of Ephraim Thomson the 
first, was born April 11, 1783. He was drowned in the 
Connecticut River. 

Francis Thomson, the fourth son of Ephraim Thomson 



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was born Aug. 2, 1785. He married for his first wife, 
Jane Beal, she died Sept. 1811. He married for his sec- 
ond wife, Sally Beal. She died April, 1833. 

His children were, Edmund, Edward, Oilman, Lyman, 
Francis, George, Franklin, Grenville, Sumner. 

Edmund Thomson was born Aug. 15, 1811. 

Edward Thomson, (a twin,) was born Aug. 15, 1811. 
He married MaryJK^ Bryant. 

His children were Amos E., Henry F., Drusilla. 

Amos E. Thomson, was born Feb. 11, 1134. 

Henry F. Thomson was born Feb. 27, 1S38. 

Drusilla Thomson was born June 29, 1840. 

Gilman Thomson was born in 1814. He married Lu- 
cinda Dunbar. 

His child, Charles G. Thomson, was born Oct. 16,1837. 

Francis Thomson was born June, 1S23. 

Sumner Thomson was born March, 1833. 

Daniel Thomson, the fifth son of Jacob Thomson, was 
bom Oct. 24, 1751). He married Fear Lyon. 

His children were, Samuel, Molly, Phebe, Fear, Daniel. 

Samuel Thomson was born Dec. 9, 1773. He marri- 
ed Mary Kinsman, and lives in the town of Burlington, in 
the State of Vermont. 

Molly Thomson was born Aug. 20, 1778. She marri* 
ed Enos Eaton. 

Phehe Thomson was bom Jan. 17, 1781. She married 
Israel Thomas. 

Fear Thomson was born Jan. 27, 1785. She married, 
Alfred Thomson. 

Daniel Thomson was born April 27, 1787. He marri- 
ed Sybil Horton. 



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His children were, Israel T. Thomson, Horatio Thom- 
son, Harriet Thomson, Mary Thomson, Daniel Thomson, 
Greenleaf Thomson. He lives in the State of Maine. 

Jacob Thomson, the third son of Lieut. John Thomson, 
was born April 24, 1662. He married Abigail Wads- 
worth. He held a commission of a Justice of the Peace 
a number of years. He died Sept. 1, 1726, in the sixty- 
fifth year of his age. Abigail his wife, died Sept. 15, 1744, 
in the seventy-fifth year of her age. 

His children were, Jacob, Abigail, Mercy, John, Lydia, 
Barnabas, Esther, Hannah, Mary, Caleb. 

Abigail Thomson was born Feb. 14, 1697. She mar- 
ried Jonathan Packard. 

Mercy Thomson was born Oct. 13, 1699. She married 
Nehemiah Bennet; — she died Sept. 4, 1799, aged ninety- 
nine years, ten months and eleven days; deducting elev- 
en days for the difference between old and new Style. 

Lydia Thomson was born April 22, 1703. She mar- 
ried John Packard. 

Esther Thomson was born Feb. 18, 1707. She mar- 
ried Ebenezer Bennet. She died July 5, 1776. 

Hannah Thomson was born March 9, 1709. She mar- 
ried Ebenezer Reed. She*died in 1787. 

Mary Thomson was born May 19, 1811. She married 
Reuben Thomson. 

Jacob Thomson was born April 17, 1695. He married 
Elizabeth Tilson for his first wife. His children by her 
were Abigail, Jacob, Elizabeth. 

He married for his second wife, the widow Holmes. 
He was a Surveyor and Scrivener, and was generally known 
by the appellation of Clerk Jacob. He died March 10, 
1789, in the ninety-fourth year of his age. Elizabeth his 



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wife, died Aug. 8, 1773, in the 74th year of her age. 

Abigail Thomson was born Nov. 26, 1735. She mar- 
ried Seth Miller. 

Elizabeth Thomson was born June 19, 1741 and died 
Dec. 4, 1747. 

Jacob Thomson w r as born March 28, 1738. He mar- 
ried Freelove Finney. He was chosen captain of a mili- 
tary company, and was distinguished from others of the 
same name, by the title of his commission. He died Nov. 
1806, in the sixty-eighth year of his age. 

Freelove, his wife, died Nov. 7, 1S26, in the eighty- 
sixth year of her age. 

His children were Solomon, Benjamin, Mercy, Eliza- 
beth, Ruth, Jacob, Freelove. 

Mercy Thomson was born June 17, 1766. She mar- 
ried Thomas Gage. 

Elizabeth Thomson, (a twin,) was born June 17, 1766. 
She married for her first husband, Josiah Barker — for her 
second husband, Daniel Wild. 

Ruth Thomson was born July 7, 1768. She married 
Major Thomas Bennet. 

Freelove Thomson was born Oct. 8, 17S0. She mar- 
ried Perez Crocker. 

Solomon Thomson was born June 7, 1762. He mar- 
ried Lydia Murdock. He has long been a deacon in the 
Baptist Church. His children were, Lucy, Lydia, Solo- 
mon, Mercy, Calvin, Jacob. 

Lucy Thomson was born Oct. 1, 1787. She married 
Charles Shaw. 

Lydia Thomson was born Oct 2, 3789. She married 
Timothv Drew. 



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Mercy Thomson was born June 15, 1794. She mar- 
ried George Atwood. 

Solomon Thomson was born Sept. 25, 1791. He mar- 
ried Harriet Thomson. His children were Maria, Elvira, 
Albert, James, Harris, Harriet. 

Calvin Thomson was born Oct. 29, 1796. He married 
Margaret Richards. 

His children were, Calvin, Edward, Henry, Margaret, 
George, Robert. 

Jacob Thomson was born Oct. 3, 1801. He married 
Nancy Tinkham. His children were Helena, Virgil. 

Benjamin Thomson, the second son of Capt. Jacob 
Thomson, was born March 30, 1764. He married Mary 
Bourn. His children were, Betsey W., Mary B., Sally, 
Benjamin, Abner B., Freelove, Benjamin, James D. 

Betsey W. Thomson was born Nov. 20, 1789. She 
married Hon. Wilkes Wood. She died Dec. 12, 1822 

Marv B. Thomson was born Nov. 4, 1792. She mar- 
ried Ebenezer Pickens. 

Sally Thomson was born May 22, 1795. She married 
James M. Leonard. She died Nov. 16, 1822. 
. Benjamin Thomson, (a twin,) was born May 22, 1795, 
and died June 13, 1795. 

Abner B. Thomson was born Sept. 22, 1797. He' mar- 
ried Eliza Williams, and settled at Brunswick, in -the 
State of Maine. He is Adjutant General of the Militia ! i' His 
children were, Sarah E., Edward W., Eliza S., Ellen' M. 

Sarah E. Thomson was born Feb. 4, 1823. 

Edward W. Thomson was born Oct. 8, 1824. 'Hetfted 
Oct. 27, 1828. pv '* 

Mary B. Thomson was born Aug. 7, 1827. ■ rv : : 

Edward W. Thomson was born Feb. 28, 1836. 
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Eliza S. Thomson was born March 14, 1838. 

Ellen M. Thomson was born Jan. 7, 1841. 

Freelove Thomson was born Dec. 2, 1800. She mar- 
ried Gamaliel Rounseville. 

Benjamin Thomson was born Nov 25, 1803. He mar- 
lied Margaret Lindley, and settled in the State of Indi- 
ana. He has one daughter, Mary B. Thomson, and born 
Feb. 19, 1838. 

James D. Thomson was born Oct. 31, 1807. He mar- 
ried Abigail Kendrick. He is a Major General of the 
Militia, in Massachusetts. 

He had one daughter, Abigail K. Thomson, who was 
born Feb. 1, 1839, and died Feb. 15, 1840. 

Abigail, his wife, died Oct. 15, 1839. 

Jacob Thomson, the third son of Capt Jacob Thomson, 
was born Nov. 4, 1771. He married Mercy Waterman. 
His children were, Abigail, Freeman, Adaline, Eliza, Ju- 
lia, Mary F. 

Abigail Thomson was born Aug, 1797. She died 
young. 

Freeman Thomson was born April, 1799. He was 
drowned while passing Cape Horn. 

Eliza Thomson was born Dec. 18, 1805. 

Adeline Thomson was born in 1806. She died young. 

Julia Thomson was born April 3, 1807. 

Mary F. Thomson, was born July 7, 1815. 

John Thomson, the second son of Jacob Thomson, was 
born March 19, 1701. He married Joanna Adams. It is 
said he had the arms of heraldry of the family, but the 
compiler could not find it. Joanna, his wife, died Jan. 10, 
177$. He died Dec. 6, 1790, in the ninetieth year of 
hu agCc His children were Zaccheus, Joanna. 



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Zacheus Thomson was born July 22, 1743. He died 
April 19, 1747. 

"Joanna Thomson was born Aug. 9, 1751. She married 
Freeman Waterman, and died Sept. 10, 1833. 

Barnabas Thomson, the third son of Jacob Thomson, 
was born Jan. 28, 1705. He married Hannah Porter. 
Hannah, his wife, died May 2, 1787, in the seventy-fifth 
year of her age. He died Dec. 20, 1798, in the ninety- 
fourth year of his age. 

He served a long time, as deacon in the church at Hal- 
ifax. His children were, Abigail, Barnabas, Jacob, Sam- 
uel, Jabez, Asa, Noah, Hannah, Isaac, David, Olive, Abel, 
Adam, Ichabod. 

There is something worthy of notice in this family gen- 
ealogy. Jacob Thomson the first, had ten children — five 
of them lived beyond the common age alloted to man. 

Caleb Thomson died in the seventy-fifth year of his age. 

John Thomson died in the ninetieth year of his age. 

Jacob Thomson died in the ninety-fourth year of his age. 

Barnabas Thomson died in the 94th year of his age. 

Mercy Bennet died in the hundredth year of her age. 

Barnabas Thomson had fourteen children — eight of them 
did not live to see the full age of seven years. It may be 
observed as a general remark, that those who lived in that 
day, and arrived to trie age of twenty-five years, lived to 
be old. Whether this may not be attributed to their diet, 
their clothing and exposure to the severity of the weather, 
is a subject for the consideration of the philosopher. 

Abigail Thomson was born Feb. 12, 1741. She died 
March 31, 1747. 

Hannah Thomson was born May 30, 1748. She mar- 
ried Elisha Mitchel. 



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! Olive Thomson was born April 10, 1752. She died 
Feb. 12, 1776. 

Barnabas Thomson was born Feb. 13, 1742. He died 
Sept. 7, 1742. 

Jacob Thomson was born March 14, 1743. He died 
young. 

Samuel Thomson, (a twin,) was born March 14, 1743. 
He died April 29, 1747. 

Jabez Thomson was born March 26, 1744. He died 
AprilS, 1744. 

Asa Thomson was born Sept. 3, 1745. He died April 
5, 1747. 

Noah Thomson was born March 20, 1747. He married 
Priscilla Holmes. 

There was an incident relative to this man worthy to 
be left on record. At the commencement of the revolu- 
tionary troubles, a man by the name of Taylor deserted 
from the British army, and came and hired himself to his 
nearest neighbor. A British Sergeant with a file of men, 
came to take Taylor. They arrived about mid-day. As 
the officer was entering the front door. Taylor eluded them, 
by passing out the back way, and retired to a thick swamp. 
After a fruitless search, they concluded he was concealed 
in the neighboring house. Accordingly they entered the 
house in a violent manner, while the owner was at dinner, 
and in a vehement voice demanded Taylor — threatening 
to shoot him, if he did not comply. On this he laid down 
his knife and fork, and opened the bosom of his shirt to 
the officer. The officer sternly exclaimed, " deliver up 
Taylor, or I will shoot you," putting his hand to his pistol. 
" Will you?" says this son of liberty, rising from the ta- 
ble, and taking hold of his gun, which hung over his head; 



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" We will see who will get the first fire." This brought 
the British officer to his senses. " I do not wish to harm 
you, all I want is Taylor." " Taylor is not to my knowl- 
edge in my house." The officer replied, " I shall search 
your house," turning to a door of a room. " Stop ! " says 
the owner ; " I have no objection to your searching my 
house, but you must first ask my leave." 

After the revolution was closed, he settled himself and 
family in the town of Bridgewaier in the State of Ver- 
mont. He was a Justice of the Peace;* and died March 
5, 1813. Priscilla, his wife, died April 9, 1839, in the 
eighty-ninth year of her age. 

His children were, Barnabas, David, Noah, Abel, John H 
^ff.. Priscilla, Betty, Cromwell, Elihu, Charles. 

Barnabas Thomson was born Nov. 20, 1769. He mar- 
ried Sarah Fuller. He died March 20, 1838. He was a 
captain in the Militia. 

His children were Barnabas, Zadock, Sally, Salmon, 
Eliza. 

Barnabas Thomson w r as born Sept. 24, 1793. He mar- 
ried Hannah Shaw. He held a commission of Captain in 
the Militia. 

His children were Harrison F., Josepha F., Florella D., 
James W., Miranda R., Benoni S. $ Caroline A., Hannah 
L., Sarah J., Henry B. 

Harrison F. Thomson was born Oct. 15, 1815. He 
married Alzina M. Horton. 

Josepha F. Thomson was born March 25, 1817. 

Florella D. Thomson was born June 9, 1819. 

James W. Thomson was born Nov. 23, 1820. 

Miranda R. Thomson was born June 8, 1S23. 

Benoni S. Thomson was born Aug. 11, 1825, 



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Caroline A. Thomson, was born August 27, 1827. She 
died Aug. 23, 1834. 

Hannah L. Thomson, was born Dec. 18, 1830. She 
died March 9, 1833. 

Ssrah J. Thomson was born Feb. 14, 1837. 

Henry B. Thomson was born May 16, 1838. 

Zadock Thomson, the second son of Barnabas Thom- 
son, was born May 23. 1796. He married Phebe Boyce. 
He graduated at the University of Vermont. He is the 
author of the Gazeteer of Vermont, and has entered into 
orders in the Episcopal Church. His children were, Har- 
riet F., Adaline P. 

Harriet F. Thomson was born Feb. 1827. 

Adaline P. Thomson was born March, 1829. ^» 

Salmon Thomson, the third son of Barnabas Thomson, 
was born March 11, 1803. He was a captain in the Mi- 
litia, and married Sylindia Boyce. She died Nov. 5, 
1826. His child by her was Jonathan L. Thomson, born 
Oct. 27, 1826. He died Nov. 5, 1826. 

He married for his second wife, Charlotte A. Huggins. 
His children were Charles O., George E. 

Charles O. Thomson was born Oct. 22, 1829. 

George E. Thomson was born July 2, 1837. 

Sally Thomson, the daughter of Barnabas Thomson, 
was born March 1, 1799. She married Moses Shaw. 

Eliza Thomson, the second daughter of Barnabas Thom- 
son, was born January 7, 1810. She married Jesse T. 
Shurtleff. 

David Thomson, the second son of Noah Thomson, was 
born March 16, 1772. He married Betsey Leach. He 
was a captain in the Militia, and is a Justice of the peace, 
He has been a member of the Legislature of Vermont. 



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and a member of the Convention, to alter the Constitu- 
tion in 1836. 

His children were, Alvinzy, Eunice, Edwin, Calista, 
Ovid, Roxelona. 

Alvinzy Thomson was born March 23, 1797. He mar- 
ried Emily Seabury. His children were, Mary A.,Lucien 
D., Harriet N. 

Mary A. Thomson was born May 19, 1828. 

Harriet N. Thomson was born Oct. 20, 1829. 

Lucien D. Thomson was born March 18, 1831. 

Edwin Thomson, the second son of David Thomson, 
was born Aug. 26, 1800. He married Wealthy Cox. He 
was a captain in the Militia. 

His children were, Amelia J., Cynthia A., Edwin F* 

Amelia J. Thomson was born April 2, 1829. 

Cynthia A. Thomson was born May 14, 1832. 

Edwin F. Thomson was born Aug. 31, 1837. 

Ovid Thomson, the third son of David 7"homson, was 
born Aug. 27, 1805. He married Waitstill Shurtleff. 

His children were Noah C, Noah C, Alvinzy W., Bet- 
sey E., Sarah S. 

Noah C. Thomson was born Dec. 31, 1831. He died 
March 13, 1832. 

Noah C. Thomson was born Dec. 18, 1833. 

Alvinzy W. Thomson was born April 26, 1836. 

Betsey E. Thomson was born July 31, 1838. 

Sarah S. Thomson was born July 29, 1841. 

Eunice Thomson, the daughter of David Thomson, was 
born Oct. 1, 1798. 

Calista Thomson was born April 16, 1803. She mar- 
ried John Seabury. 



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Roxelona Thomson was born Aug. 10, 1808. She mar- 
ried Henry VV. Leach. 

Noah Thomson, the third son of Noah Thomson,, was 
born July 3, 1774. He married Lydia Smith. . 

Abel Thomson, the fourth son of Noah Thomson, was 
born Oct. 3, 1776. He married Polly Stacy. 

His children were Patty, Hosea B., Anna, Oliver H., 
Noah, Elihu, Polly. 

Patty Thomson was born June 17, 1801. 

Anna Thomson was born March 16, 1806. She mar- 
ried John Harris. 

Polly Thomson was born Dec. 19, 1820. 

Hosea B. Thomson was born Aug. 19, 1803. He mar- 
ried Sarah P. Barrows. His children were, Abel A., Sa- 
rah Ann M„ Ellen R. 

Abel A. Thomson was born May 15, 1837. 

Sarah A. M. Thomson was born Aug. 26, 1838. 

Ellen R. Thomson was born Aug. 25, 1S40. 

Oliver II. Thomson, the second son of Abel Thomson, 
was born April 1, 1809. He married Malinda Harris. 

Noah Thomson, the third son of Abel Thomson, was 
born March 15, 1812. He married Oratio Dawley. 

Elihu Thomson, the fourth son of Abel Thomson, was 
born Dec. 25, 1814. He married Phebe S. Macomber. 

John H. Thomson, the fifth son of Noah Thomson, was 
born Sept. 16, 1779. He married Betsey Churchill. His 
children were, Alpheus, Tabitha, John C, Betsey, 
Mel v in a. 

Alpheus Thomson was born March 9, 1S04. He died 
March 26, 1813. 

Tabitha Thomson was born Dec. 2, 1S05. She mar- 
ried Jeremiah R. Lewis. 



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John C. Thomson was born Jan. 4, 1816. 

Betsey Thomson was born June 26, 1820. 

Melvina Thomson was born June 11, 1826. 

Priscilla Thomson, the daughter of Noah Thomson, 
was born Sept. 19, 1781. She died Nov. 1S21. 

Betsey Thomson was born Feb. 16, 1784. She mar- 
ried Artemas Walker. 

Cromwell Thomson, the sixth son of Noah Thomson, 
was born April 27, 17S6. He married Abigail Boyce. 

His children were, Salmon, Mary A., Abigail A., Fan- 
ny 3M., Orlando C, DeAlgeroy, Lorena P. 

Almon Thomson was born July 23, 1809. 

Mary Ann Thomson was born Nov. 10, 1812. She 
married Stillman Atwood. 

Abigail A. Thomson was born Jan. 2, 1817. She mar- 
ried Norman W. Henly. 

Fanny M. Thomson was born Oct. 24, 1820. 

Orlando C. Thomson was born Aug. 27, 1822. 

DeAlgeroy Thomson, was born April 8, 1826. 

Lorena P. Thomson was born April 5, 1828. 

Elihu Thomson, the seventh son of Noah Thomson, 
was born Aug. 1, 1786. He married Hannah Phelps. 
He died Feb. 8, 1814. Hannah, his wife, died June 21, 
1813. 

His children were Delight, Adrastus. 

Delight Thomson was born Nov. 26, 1811. She died 
March 30, 1812. 

Adrastus Thomson was born Jan. 13, 1813. He died 
the same day. 

Charles Thomson, the eight son of Noah Thomson waa 
born April 23, 1792. He married Sally Shaw. 

His children were, Emily C, Eveline A., Marinda. 



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Emily C. Thomson was born July 2, 1814. 

Everline A. Thomson was born March 5, 1817. She 
married Elisha Bowman. 

Marinda Thomson was born Feb. 1820. She died 
March 1, 1S20. 

Isaac Thomson, the seventh son of Barnabas Thomson, 
was born May 29, 1749. He married Huldah Sturtevant. 
He died Dec. 6, 1782. Huldah, his wife, died March 16, 
1S39. 

His children, were, Jabez, Isaac, Olive, Jacob, Abigail. 

Olive Thomson was born March 17, 1777. 

Abigail Thomson was born Sept. 26, 1779. She mar- 
ried Obadiah Lyon. 

Jabez Thomson was born Nov. 3, 1772. He married 
Betsey Wood. 

His children were Huldah, Arioch, Ichabod W., Isaac, 
Simeon, Samuel V., Josiah, Betsey W. 

Huldah Thomson was born Oct. 10, 1800. She died 
July 22, 1822, in the twenty second year of her age. 

Betsey W. Thomson was born Dec. 15, 1S14. She 
married Otis Thomson. 

Arioch Thomson was born July 22, 1S02. He mar- 
ried Adeline Virgin. 

His children were, Huldah, Mary II., Velina R., Ada- 
line, Arioch A. 

Huldah Thomson was born Feb. 11, 1830. 

Marv H. Thomson was born Aug. 0, 1S32. She died 
Feb. 13, 1833. 

Velina R. Thomson was born Sept. 18, 1834. 

Adaline A. Thomson was born Dec. 8, 1836. 

Arioch A. Thomson was born July 20, 1841. 



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Ichabod W. Thomson was born April 20, 1804. He 
married Susanna Churchill. 

Isaac Thomson, the third son of Jabez Thomson, was 
born April 27, 1S06. He went to the South. 

Simeon Thomson, the fourth son of Jabez Thomson, 
was born June 13, 1808. He married Abigail Churchill. 

His children were, William A., Abigail C. 

Samuel V. Thomson was born July 20, 1810. He mar- 
ried Betsey Nash. His children were, Samuel G., Betsey, 
William M. 

Josiah Thomson, the sixth son of Jabez Thomson, was 
born Sept. 8, 1812. He married Jane Ann Shaw. His 
child, Eliza J. Thomson, was born Sept. 5, 1840. 

Isaac Thomson, the second son of Isaac Thomson, was 
born Nov. 17, 1774. He married Phebe Soule. She died 
Dec. 8, 1823, in the forty-sixth year of her age. 

His children were Sabina, Roxanna, Deborah, Christo- 
pher C, Abigail, Phebe, Mary, Isaac, Hiram, Joseph. 

Sabina Thomson was born May 3, 1801. She married 
Martin Willis. 

Roxanna Thomson was born Nov. 15, 1S02. She mar- 
ried Samuel Jewett. 

Deborah Thomson was born Oct. 6, 1804. 

Abigail Thomson was born April 10, 1809. She mar- 
ried Lysander Thomson. 

Phebe Thomson was born April 1, 1811. 

Mary Thomson was born May 17, 1813. She raanied 
Ichabod Sampson. 

Christopher C. Thomson was born June 5, 1807. 

Isaac Thomson was born July 17, 1815. He married 
Ann T. Thomson. 

Hiram Thomson was born April 7, 1818. 



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Joseph Thomson was born Dec. 1, 1823. 

Jacob Thomson, the third son of Isaac Thomson, was 
born June 26, 1782. He married for his first wife, Sally 
Sturtevant. She died Dec. 1, 1805, in the twenty-fifth 
year of her age. He married for his second wife, Esther 
Shaw. 

His children by her were, Hosea, Jacob, Marcia, Sally, 
Betsey, George, Lewis S., Sumner, Huldah, Caroline M. 

Hosea Thomson was born Jan 23, 1S08. 

Jacob Thomson was born Aug. 8, 1809. 

Marcia Thompson was born June 22, 1811. She mar- 
ried Moses Titcomb. 

Sally Thomson was born Feb. 10, 1813. She married 
Charles Chipman. 

Betsey Thomson was born Aug. 7, 1815. She married 
Simeon C. Clark. 

George Thompson was born Jan. 29, 1817. 

Lewis S. Thomson was born Sept. 8, 1819. He mar- 
ried Mary W. Macomber. 

Sumner Thomson was born April 16, 1822. 

Huldah Thomson was born Sept. 8, 1825. 

Caroline M. Thomson was born Nov. 1828. 

David Thomson, the eigth son of Barnabas Thomson, 
was born Sept. 2, 1750. He died Sept. 13, 1750. 

Abel Thomson, (a twin) the ninth son of Barnabas 
Thomson, was born April 10, 1752. He died July 2S, 1754. 

Adam Thomson, the tenth son of Barnabas Thomson, 
was born April 24, 1754. He married Molly Thomson. 
Ite died Aug. 20, 1821. Molly, his wife,died June 12,1835. 

His children were, Samuel, Adam, Ward, Zadock. 

Samuel Thomson, was born Sept. 24, 1778. He mar- 
ried Clara Sturtevant. He was a Captain of a volunteer 



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Company, and had been a member of the Legislature of 
Massachusetts. His children were, Amasa, Lydia,„ Matil- 
da, Maria P., Clara S. -^ 

Amasa Thomson was born Sept. 1802. He married 
Betsey M. Eddy. He has one daughter, Maria P. Thom- 
son, born Nov. 15, 1835. 

Lydia C. Thomson was born Sept. 11, 1S04. 

Matilda Thomson was born Nov. 23, 1808. She mar- 
ried Abial Wood. 

Maria P. Thomson was born March 30, 1812. She 
died Oct. 16, 1834. 

Clara S. Thomson was born July 8, 1816. She married 
William Tilson. 

Adam Thomson, the second son of Adam Thomson, 
was born May 27, 1784. He married Salvina Wood. 

His children were, Molly, Otis, Albert, Sheppard. 

Molly Thomson was born March 14, 1811. 

Otis Thomson was born May 1, 1S13. He married 
Betsey W. Thomson. 

Albert Thomson was born Oct. 9, 1815. He married 
Charlotte M. Warren. 

Sheppard Thomson was born Nov. 2, 1820. 

Ward Thomson, the third son of Adam Thomson, wag 
born Sept. 4, 1786. He married Molly Holmes. 

His children were Mary H., Ward. 

Mary H. Thomson was born June 8, 1819. She died 
Aug. 27, 1824. 

Ward Thomson was born May 6, 1826. 

Zadock Thomson, the fourth son of Adam Thomson 
was born Jan. 4, 1790. He married Deborah Bosworth. 
He has been a Captain of a volunteer company, been a 



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member of the Legislature, and had a commission of a 
Justice of the Peace. 

His children were Rebecca P., Cyrus, Amanda, Za- 
dock, Saiina F. 

Rebecca P. Thomson was born Feb. 29, 1816. She 
married Samuel S. Inglee. 

Cyrus Thomson was born July 16, 1819. 

Amanda Thomson was born March 15, 1821. She 
married Ebenezer P. Richmond. 

Zadock Thomson was born Sept. 2, 1826. 

Saiina F. Thomson was born Feb. 20, 1831. 

Ichabod Thomson, the eleventh son of Barnabas Thom- 
son, was born April 23, 1756. He married Lydia Hall. 
He was deacon in the church in Halifax. He died Aug. 
31, 1821. Lydia, his wife, died April 20, 1S21, in the 
seventy-fourth year of her age. 

His children were, James, Hannah, Sarah, 

Hannah Thomson was born Oct. 14, 1782. She mar- 
ried Asa Thomson. 

Sarah Thomson was born March 1, 1785. She mar- 
ried George Drew. 

James Thomson was born April 13, 1780. He married 
Deborah Washburn. He graduated at Brown University 
in 1799. He settled in the ministry at Barre, Mass. Deb- 
orah, his wife, died May, — 1836. 

His children were, Louisa W., James W., Charles C. 
P., Philo H., Lydia, Laura Ann J., Elvira, Alexander Y. 

Louisa W. Thomson was born March 23, 1804. She 
married James W. Jenkins. 

James W. Thomson was born Dec. 13, 1805. He mar- 
ried Mary James. He graduated at Brown University in 
1827, and settled in the ministry at Salem, Maes. 



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Charles C. P. Thomson was born July II, 1808, and 
died May 7, 1838, in the 30th year of his age. He wa§ 
an editor of a public paper. 

Philo H. Thomson was born Dec. 17, 1810. 

Lydia Thomson was born March 18, 1813. 

Leura Ann J. Thomson was born Sept. 13, 1817. She 
died Oct. 4, 1833. 

Elvira Thomson was born May 13, 1820. She died 
Feb. 24, 1827. 

Alexander Y. Thomson was born Oct. 24, 1824. 

Caleb Thomson, the fourth son of Jacob Thomson the 
first, was born Nov. 4, 1712. He married Abigail Cross- 
man. He died Jan. 19, 1787, in the seventy-fifth year of 
his age. Abigail his wife/died Nov. 23, 1791, in the sev- 
enty-seventh year of her age. 

His children were, William, Nathaniel, Mary, Hannah, 
Sarah, Abigail, Caleb, Silvia. 

Mary Thomson married Peter Tinkham. 

Hannah Thomson did not marry. 

Abigail Thomson married John Thomson. 

Sarah Thomson married Miller. 

Silvia Thomson married Elias Thomas. 

William Thomson, married Deborah Sturtevant. He 
was a Lieutenant in revolutionary days, and found zealous 
among that band, which braved British aggressions. In 
the latter part of his life, he was honored with the com- 
mission of a Justice of the Peace. He died March 14, 
1816, in the sixty-ninth year of hisage. 

His children were, Oakes, William, Cephas, Lucy, So- 
phia, Ira, Galen, Deborah, Arad, Boadice, Irene. 

Oakes Thomson settled in the State of Maine. He 
married Hannah Bisbee. 



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His children were, Oakes, William, Lucy, Mary. 

William Thomson settled in the State of Maine. His 
children were, Otis, William, Hiram, Roxalana, Florinda, 
Deborah. 

Cephas Thomson married for his first wife, Olive Leon- 
ard ; — for his second wife, Lucy Thomson. 

His children, by his first wife, were, Marietta, Elvira, 
Cordelia, William H., Cephas, Floranthe, Jerome, Charles 
F. By his second wife, Julius. 

Marietta Thomson was born Feb. 27, 1803. 

Elvira Thomson was born July 3, 1804. She married 
George Bonney. 

Cordelia Thomson was born May 1, 1806. She died 
July 4, 1837. 

William H. Thomson was born Nov. 17, 1807. He 
married Mary Miller. His children were John, Cephas. 

Cephas Thomson the second son of Cephas Thomson, 
was born Aug. 3, 1809. 

Floranthe Thomson was born May 14, 1811. She mar- 
ried Grenville Sproat. 

Jerome Thomson was born Jan. 30, 1814. He married 
Louisa Colden. He has one child, Jerome Thomson, born 
Aug. 11, 1839. 

Charles F. Thomson was born June 2, 1816. He died 
Sept. 3, 1839. 

Julius Thomson was born Oct. 21, 1824. 

Lucy Thomson married Abner Wood. 

Sophia Thomson married Eliab Thomson. 

Ira Thomson married Sophia Drew. He settled in the 
State of Maine. 

His children were, Susan, Ira, Elbridge G., Boadice, 
Arad, Abigail, Erastus, Job D., Mary S. 



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Susan Thomson married Rev. Miller. 

Ira Thomson married Lydia Hathaway. 

Clarinda Thomson married William Aldrich. 

Boadice Thomson married Monroe. 

Galen Thomson, the fifth son of William Thomson Esq., 
settled in the State of Maine. He married for his first 
wife, Susanna Porter. By her he had one daughter, Su- 
sanna Thomson. She was born Oct. 23, 1807, and mar- 
ried Solomon Beal. 

He married for his second wife, Fanny Marble. His 
children by her were, Fanny M., Galen M., Alonzo, Ce- 
phas, Laommi B., Rodolphus, Don Carlos d'Vaudrille. 

Fanny M. Thomson was born March — 1810. 

Galen M. Thomson was born March 23, 1812. He 
married Myrtilla Harlow. He has one son, Cephas Thom- 
son, born June 2, 1839. 

Alonzo Thomson married Mary J. Dolly. 

Cephas Thomson was born Sept. 1816, and died March 
23, 1838. 

Laommi B. Thomson was born in 1818. 

Deborah Thomson married Lemuel Harlow. 

Arad Thomson married Mercy Bourne. He graduated 
at Dartmouth College, and became a physician. 

His children were, Mary W., Ellen, Lucia Ann, William. 

Boadice Thomson married Simeon Leonard. 

Irene Thomson married Daniel Warren. 

Nathaniel Thomson, the second son of Caleb Thomson, 
was born Sept. 13, 1750. He married Hannah Thomas- 
He died Jan. 31, 1833, in the eighty-third year of his age. 
Hannah, his wife, died April 10, 1823, in the seventy-third 
year of her age. 

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His children were, Otis, Sally, Sybil, Polly, Nancy, 
Sabina. 

Sally Thomson was born March 5, 1778. She married 
Joseph Cushman. She died Feb. 28, ,1814. 

Sybil Thomson was born April 27, 1780. She married 
for her first husband, James Daniels — for her second hus- 
band, Nathan Bassett. 

Polly Thomson was born April 2, 17S2. She married 
Crocker Cobb. 

Nancy Thomson was born Sept. 2, 1784. She married 
Caleb Leonard. 

Sabina Thomson was born in 1786. She died Sept. 
1790. 

Otis Thomson was born Sept. 14, 1776. He graduated 
at Brown University, in 179S. He settled in the ministry. 
He married for his first wife, Rachel Chandler. She died 
Sept 16, 1827, in the forty-eighth year of her age. 

He married for his second wife, Charlotte Fales. 

His children, by his first wife, were, Sabina, Lucina, Fi- 
delia, Rachel C., Charlotte, Chandler, Josiah, Lucius, 
Nathaniel. 

Sabina. Thomson was born in 1803. 

Lucina Thomson was born in 1S04. 

Fidelia Thomson was born in 1805. She died in 1838. 

Rachel C. Thomson was born in 1806. 

Nathaniel Thomson was scalded to death. 

Caleb Thomson, the third son of Caleb Thomson, mar- 
ried Mary Perkins. He died Feb. 9, 1S21. Mary, his 
wife, died Dec. 9, 1816. 

She had fifteen children, which was more than any other 
woman had, belonging to the posterity. 

Their names were, Gaius, Sylvia, Jonah, Ansel, Nathao, 

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Abigail, Serene, Alfred, Mary, Eliza, Caleb, Nathaniel, 
Joanna, Sabina, Frederic M. 

Sylvia Thomson was bom April 5, 1778. She married 
Jacob Cushman. 

Abigail Thomson was born Feb, 8, 1783. She mar- 
ried Nelson Wood. 

Serene Thomson was born March 27, 1784. She mar- 
ried Paul Leonard. 

Mary Thomson was born March 31, 1787. She died 
June 3, 1788. 

Eliza Thomson was born Jan. 25, 1789. She married 
for her first husband, Eleazer Jones — for her second hus- 
band, Nathan Keith. 

Joanna Thomson was born Aug. 20, 1794. She mar- 
ried Pelatiah Reza. 

Sabina Thomson was born Feb. 9, 1796. She married 
Chester Field. 

Gaius Thomson was born March 18, 1777. He mar- 
ried Olive Tarbox. He was drowned May 19, 1806. 

His children were, Ansel, Albert, Gaius. 

Jonah Thomson, the second son of Caleb Thomson, 
was born April 23, 1779. He married Patience Cushman. 

His children were, Ira, Robert C, Mary P., Lucia, 
Ann, Polly, Ira, Lavinia, Lucy. 

Ansel Thomson, the third son of Caleb Thomson, was 
born Sept. 2, 1760. He died Sept. 29, 17S2. 

Nathan Thomson, the fourth son of Caleb Thomson, 
was born Nov. 6, 1781. He died Sept. 17, 1782. 

Alfred Thomson, the fifth son of Cajeb Thomson, was 
born Sept. 20, 1785. He married Fear Thomson, and 
died Feb. 10, 1841. 



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His children were, Amanda, Elbridge G., Harriet, Is- 
rael T., Sabina, Lucy, Everline, Eliza. 

Amanda Thomson married Martin Thomson. 

Harriet Thomson married Asel Thomas. 

Israel T. Thomson married Joanna Town. 

Caleb Thomson, the sixth son of Caleb Thomson, was 
born Nov. 30, 1790. He married, for his first wife, Lydia 

Russel. For his second wife, Field. He died June 

22, 1S37. 

Nathaniel Thomson, the seventh son of Caleb Thomson, 
was born July 28, 1792. He married Susanna Field. 
His children were, Ambrose, Mary P. 

Frederic M. Thomson, the eighth son of Caleb Thorn- 
son, was born June 20, 1797. He married Susanna 
Cheesman. 

His children were, Susan, Sarah, Frederick, Charles, 
Caleb, Elizabeth. 

Thomas Thomson, the fourth son of Lieut. John Thom- 
son, was born Oct. 19, 1664. In his fiftieth year he mar- 
ried Mary Morton, in her twenty-fifth year. He died Oct. 
26, 1742, aged seventy-eight years and seven days. 

Mary, his wife, died March 20, 1781, in the ninety-first 
year of her age. 

He was a glazier by profession. He set the diamond 
glass, so celebrated in those days, in lead, and adjusted 
them to the window sash. Noah Cushing, a resident of 
Halifax, served an apprenticeship under him. 

Rev. John Cotton, the first minister in Halifax, gives 
the following character of him : — *' Thomas Thomson was 
the wealthiest man in town ; but, what was more to his 
honor, he was rich towards God. He was just and exact 
in all his dealings; he made conscience of all his ways. 



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He was food to the hungry, a father to the poor, and a 
harbor even to the stranger. The two or three last days of 
his life, he seemed to be upheld only to speak forth the 
praises of God. This he kept doing by turns from Satur- 
day to Monday evening. Sometimes he would be blessing 
God for his goodness ; sometimes giving advice to his 
children and relations, or to those who visited him. In 
short, he seemed to be in heaven, while he was on earth. 
He had glorious foretastes of the bliss above. He depart- 
ed with praises on his lips, and with a glorious triumph/' 

His children were, Reuben, Mary, Thomas, Amasa, An- 
drew, Ebenezer, Zebadiah, 

Reuben Thomson was born Oct. 11, 1716. He mar- 
ried, for his first wife, Mary Thomson. She died July 19, 
1769, in the fifty-ninth year of her age. He married, for 
his second wife, the widow Sarah Thomson. She died 
Aug. 20, 1805. He died Sept. 28, 1793, in the seventy- 
seventh year of his age. His children, by his first wife, 
were, Deborah, Andrew, Mercy, Abigail, Lucy. By Sa- 
rah, his second wife, Joanna. 

Deborah Thomson was born July 27, 1740. She mar- 
ried Micah Reed. 

Mercy Thomson was born Sept 21, 1745. She died 
Sept 1, 1774, in the twenty-ninth year of her age. 

Abigail Thomson was born Oct. 25, 1748. She died 
April 2, 1757. 

Lucy Thomson was born Dec. 4, 1755. She married 
Thomas Drew. She died Jan 5, 1818. 

Joanna Thomson was born Jan. 19, 1772. She mar- 
ried Doctor Nathaniel Morton. 

Andrew .Thomson was born Jan. 18, 1741. He mar- 
ried Judith Noyes. He died May 23, 177$. Judith, his 



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wife, died April 1, 1832, in the ninety-first year of her age. 
His children were, Abigail, Reuben, Abel, Andrew. 

Abigail Thomson was born March 26, 1766. She mar- 
ried Nehemiah Noyes. She died Dec. 2, 1820. 

Reuben Thomson was born May 9, 1768. He married 
Eunice Whitman. She died May 1S37, in the sixty-eighth 
year of her age. 

His children were, Andrew, Thomas, Reuben, Bela, 
Clarissa, Mary W., Josiah. 

Clarissa Thomson was born Nov. 7, 1800. She mar- 
ried Nathan Perkins. 

Mary W. Thomson was born March 29, 1805. She 
married Jason Perkins. She died March 31, 1838. 

Andrew Thomson was born July 24, 1791. He mar- 
ried Mercy Tilson. 

His children were, William E., Josephus, Henry, 
Charles, Mary Ann, Henrietta. 

Thomas Thomson was born Feb. 7, 1793. 
Reuben Thomson was born Oct. 24, 1795. He mar- 
ried Sally Washburn. 

His children were, Henry, Elmira, Charles, Walter. 
Bela Thomson was born March 28, 1798. 
Josiah Thomson was born Sept. 10, 1807. He died 
April 27, 1838. 

Abel Thomson was born July 15, 1770. He married 
Elizabeth Leach. She died Jan. 9, 1841, in the eighty- 
third year of her age. 

His children were, Abigail, Giles. 

Abigail Thomson was born May 11, 1791. She mar- 
ried Harvey Kimball. 

Giles Thomson was born June 2, 1794. He married 
Fannj Waterman. 



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His children were, Joseph W., Daniel S., Abigail. 

Andrew Thomson \va3 born Aug. 28, 1772. He die<} 
May 23, 1773. 

Mary Thomson, the daughter of Thomas Thomson the 
fir^t, was born in 17 IS. She married Samuel Waterman-. 

Thomas Thomson, the second son of Thomas Thomson, 
was born in 1720. He married Mary Loring. He died 
Sept. 14, 1769, in the fiftieth year of his age. Mary, his 
wife, died May 17, 1862. 

His children were, Joshua, Asa, Ignatius, Sarah, Mary, 
Loring, Lois, Seth, Thomas, Bezer, Caleb, Sarah. 

Sarah Thomson was born April 5, 1752. She died 
Nov. 27, 1769. % i. 

Mary Thomson was born Sept. 16, 1754. She married 
for her first husband, Abijah Tyrrel ; for her second hus- 
band, Job Chamberlain ; for her third husband, Asa 
Coburn. 

Lois Thomson was born April 12, 1758. She married 
Eliab Knapp. 

Sarah Thomson was born Jan. 12, 1770. She married 
Ford Bryant. 

Joshua Thomson was born July 22, 1746. He died Ju- 
ly 27, 1747. , 

Asa Thom/son was born March 15, 1748. He mar- 
ried for his first wife, Rebecca Campbell. For his second 
wife, widow Priscilla Phillips. Rebecca, his wife, died 
Oct. 23, 1808, in the sixty-ninth year of her age. 

His children were, Ignatius, Nehemiah, Asa, Eliab, Re* 
becca. 

Rebecca Thomson was born March 15, 1782. Sh* 
married Samuel Itamsdel. 

Ignatius Thomson was born March 11, 1774. Hegrad- 



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uated at Brown University in 1796. He settled in the 
ministry at Pomfret, Vermont. Some years after his dis- 
mission, he joined the Methodist Episcopal Church. He 
is author of the Patriot's Monitor, Compiler of the present 
work. He has been a member of the Legislature of Ver* 
mont, — a member of the convention of Censors under the 
former Constitution, and a Justice of the Peace. 
. Nehemiah Thomson was born May 9, 1775. He mar- 
ried Experience Curtis. 

His children were, Phebe W., Dexter C.^Joshua C, 
Experience C, Mary M., Joan W.^t^S^/^a 

Phebe W. Thomson was born £gx& 15, 1797. She 
died April 19, IS40, in the forty-third year of her age. 

Dexter C. Thomson was born April 11, 1800. He 
married Harriet Bosworth. He holds the commission of 
a Justice of the Peace. 

His children were Nehemiah, Harriet D. 

Nehemiah Thomson was born Oct. 7, 1835. 

Harriet D. Thomson was born April 14, 1841. 

Joshua C. Thomson was born Dec. 26, 1801. He 
married Lucy C. Weston. His children were, Joshua C, 
Clarissa C, Joan C. 

Joshua C. Thomson died Nov. 7, 1829, three days old. 

Clarissa C. Thomson was born June 15, 1833. 

Joan C. Thomson was born Feb. 3, 1836. 

Experience C. Thomson was born Feb. 16, 1S06. She 
married George Waterman. 

Mary M. Thomson was born July 4, 1810. She mar- 
ried Ebenezer T. Soule. She died Aug. 7, 1S32, in the 
twenty-third year of her nge. 

Joan W. Thomson was born March 21, 1814. Sha 
married Benjamin W. Harlow. 



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Asa Thomson was born Aug. 19, 1776. He married 
Hannah Thomson. He was a Captain in a volunteer 
company. 

His children were, Larned H., Stella, Hannah M., Ich- 
abod, Mahitabel, Lucy C, Sarah W., Rebecca L. 

Larned H. Thomson was born Sept. 24, 1807. 

Stella Thomson was born March 29, 1809. 

Hannah M. Thomson was born Jan. 14, 1811. - 

Ichabod Thomson was born April 27, 1813. 

Mahitabel Thomson was born March 9, 1815. 

Lucy C. Thomson was born Feb. 1, 1818, She mar- 
ried Ira Bailey. 

Sarah W. Thomson was born June 13, 1820. She 
married Samuel B. Carver. 

Rebecca L. Thomson was born Aug. 2, 1826. 

Eliab Thomson was born Dec. 8, 1778. He married 
Sophia Thomson, and settled in the State of Indiana. He 
died of the small pox, March, 1818. 

His children were, Sophia, Fidelia, Rebecca, Deborah, 
Irena, Elmira, Eliab M., Ira W. 

Sophia Thomson was born April 17, 1804. She mar- 
ried John Moore. 

Fidelia Thomson married Joab Bullard. 

Rebecca Thomson married Samuel Olmsted. 

Irene Thomson married Samuel Inglerite. 

Eliab M. Thomson was born Feb. 21, 1816. 

Ira VV. Thomson was born in 1818. 

Ignatius Thomson, the third son of Thomas Thomson, 
was born Aug. 24, 1750. He died Jan. 22, 1770. He 
commenced a concordance to the Bible, but did not live 
lo finish it. 

Loring Thomson, the fourth son of Thomas Thorn* 



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son, was born April 25, 1756. He settled on the Connec- 
ticut River, in the State of New Hampshire. 

He married for his first wife, Mary Whitton, for his sec* 

ond wife, Swillington, — for his third wife, Rachel 

Whitton. 

His children by his first wife, were, Bezer, Mary, Lydia, 
Zadock. 

By his second wife, Sally, Samuel, Stephen. 

Bezer and Zadock settled in the State of Ohio, and 
there died. Zadock was Colonel in the Militia. 

Mary and Lydia married in Vermont. 

Sally married. 

Samuel enlisted in the late war, and died. 

Stephen lives in Claremont, New Hampshire. He has 
two sons, Stephen and James. 

Seth Thomson, the fifth son of Thomas Thomson, was 
born June IS, 1760. He married Mary Waterman, and 
settled in the State of Ohio, where he died. 

His children were, Sylvia, Seth, A polios, Mary, Zeba- 
diah, Thomas, Hannah, Deborah, Robert, George. 

Sylvia and Apollos married and settled in Vermont. 

Zebadiah was killed by a filling tree. The rest aro 
tettled in Ashtabula County, Ohio. 

Thomas Thomson, the sixth son of Thomas Thomson, 
was born May 27, 1762. He married Ruhamah Barrows. 
He settled til Vermont and there died. 

His children were, Deborah, Lois, Thomas, Moses. 

Deborah Thomson married Stevens. 

Lois Thomson married Stacy Bingham. 

Bezer Thomson, the seventh son of Thomas Thomson, 
was born Feb. 27, 1765. He died March 24, 1773. 

Caleb Thomson the eighth son of Thomas Thomson, 



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was born March 23, 1767. He married Eunice King, and 
settled in Ohio. He had one son, Bezer Thomson. 

Amasa Thomson, the third son of Thomas Thomson 
the first, was born April 29, 1722. He married Lydia 
Cobb, and died May 7, 1807, in the eighty-fifth year of 
his age. Lydia, his wife, died Aug. 22, 1809, in tho 
ninety-second year of her age. 

His children were Ruth, Zadock, Lydia, Molly. 

Ruth Thomson, was born Jan. 14, 1745. She married 
Simeon Sturtevant, and died May S, 1831. 

Zadock Thomson was born May 11, 1747. He died 
Dec. 4, 17S6, in the fortieth year of his age. 

Lydia Thomson was born May 9, 1752. She married 
Oliver Holmes. 

Molly Thomson was born Dec. 13, IxSii She married 
Adam Thomson. 

Andrew Thomson, the fourth son of Thomas Thomson, 
was born in 1724. He died young. 

Ebenezer Thomson was born March 22, 1726. He 
married Mary Wright, and died Sept. 10, 1813, in the 
eighty-seventh year of his age. Mary, his wife, died Nor. 
29, 1804. He held the commission of a Justice oi the 
Peace, a number of years. 

His children were, Susanna, Josiah, Ebenezer, Mary, 
Eunice. 

Susannah Thomson was born June 4, 1749. She mar- 
ried Stephen Ellis. She died March 24, 1834, in the 
eighty-sixth year of her age. _ +. m 

Josiah Thomson was born June 9, 1751. He enlist- 
ed a Lieutenant in the revolutionary army. He was one 
of those rare persons, who refuse promotion when offered 
to him. His reply was, " I am satisfied with my office." 



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ft I engaged to serve my country, and not for promotion. " 
After his father, through the weight of years, declined hoi* 
ding the office of Justice of the Peace, he was commis- 
sioned, and regularly held the same, till near the close of 
life. He died July 23, 1828, in the seventy-eight year of 
his age. 

Ebenezer Thomson was born Oct. 18, 1753. He mar- 
ried Deborah Prior. He died March 11, 1841, in the 
eighty-eighth year of his age. Deborah his wife died April ! 
9, 1817. 

He had one son, Jabez P. Thomson. He was born 
Jan. 15, 1787. He married Sally Briggs. He was a 
Captain in a volunteer company and has been a member 
of the Legislature of Massachusetts, and had the commis- 
sion of a Justice of the Peace. 

His children jyere, Eprhraim B., Deborah P., Edwin. 

Ephraim B. Thomson was bom Nov. 11, 1813. He 
married Eliza R. Soule. He was a member of the Leg- 
islature. 

His children were, Ellen A., Sarah B., Lucy M. 

Ellen A. Thomson was born Jan. 3, IS37. 

Sarah B. Thomson was born July 22, 1838. 

Lucy M. Thomson was born May 12, 1840. 

Mary Thomson was born April 28, 1757. She marrie 
Elijah Howard. 

Eunice Thomson was born Sept. 10, 1765. She mar- 
ried James Soule. She died Aug. 18, 1811. 

Zebediah Thomson, the sixth son of Thomas Thomson, 
was born Aug. lS.^L^gS,.^ He married Zerviali Standish. 
He died Sept. 30, 1775, in the forty-eighth year of his age. 
Zerviah his wife died July 25, 1769. 

His children were, Rebecca, Rachel, Zerviah, Zebedi- 



N> 



//IS 






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ah, Thomas, Mercy, Zebediah, Moses, Rachel. 

Rebecca Thomson was born March 5, 1746. Sh* 
married Francis Woods. She died Aug. 17, 1813, in the 
eixty-seventh year of her age. 

Rachel Thomson was born Jan. 22, 1748. She died 
May 7, 1751. 

Zerviah Thomson was born March 17, 1750. She 
married Ephraim Fuller. She died March 19, 1713, in 
the si£t)y.hird year of her age. 

Mercy Thomson was born Oct. 28, 1756. She married 
Matthew Parris. 

Rachel Thomson was born Oct. 22, 1767. She married 
Eliab Thomson. 

Zebadiah Thomson was born Dec. 17, 1752. He died 
Nov. 7, 1753. 

Thomas Thomson was born Nov. 17,1754. He died 
Dec. 10, 1837, in the eighty-third year of his age. 

Zebadiah Thomson was born Dec. 15, 1758. He 
married, for his first wife, Clarissa Sturtevant. For his 
second wife, widow Phebe Curtis. Clarissa, his wife, died 
Dec. 31, 17S2, in the twenty-fourth year of her age. Phe- 
be, his second wife, died Jan. 14, 1833, in the seventy- 
fifth year of her age He was a Captain in a volunteer 
company. He died Nov. 4, 1840, in the eighty-fourth 
year of his age He has been a member of the Legislature, 
and had a Justice of the Peace commission. 

His children were, Clarissa, Zebadiah. 

Clarissa Thomson died Feb. 4, 1783, aged three months. 

Zebadiah Thomson was born May 16, 1784. He mar- 
ried Martha Briggs. 

His children were, Clarinda, John T. Z., Clara, Mar- 
tha B., Rebecca W. 

33 y-^*~ 



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Clarinda Thomson diejd Feb. 8, 1810, aged two year* 
and six months. 

John T. Z Thomson was born Sept. 3, 1811. Ho 
married Sage Tilden, 

Clara Thomson was born Oct. 27, 1806. She married 
Rev. Thomas A. Spiilman. She died April 11, 1840. 

Martha B. Thomson was born Sept. 6, 1809. She 
married John B. Atwood. 

Pvebecca W. Thomson was born Oct. 3, 1813. She 
died Jan. 27, 1S29. 

Moses Thomson, the fourth son of Zebadiah Thom- 
son, was born July 1, 1762. He married Abigail Samp- 
son. His children were, Zerviah, Nancy, Mercy. 

Zerviah Thomson was born June 24, 1784. She mar- 
ried Timothy Smith. 

Nancy Thomson was born Sept. 29, 1793. She mar- 
ried, for her first husband, William Soule. For her sec- 
ond husband, Isaac Soule. 

Mercy Thomson vyas born Feb. 24, 1800. She mar- 
ried Consider Fuller. 

Peter Thomson, the fifth son of Lieut. John Thomson, 
married Rebecca Sturtevant. 

His children were, Peter, Joseph, James, Hannah. 

Peter Thomson was born in 1700. He married, for his 
first wife, Hannah Bolton. By her he had two children, 
Hannah, Peter. Hannah, his wife, died. July 6, 1755, in 
the thirty-fifth year of her age. He married, for his sec- 
ond wife, Lydia Cowin. He died Nov. 2, 1791, in the 
ninety-first year of his age. Lydia, his wife, died May 12, 
1800, in the seventy-fifth year of her age, and one hundred 
years after his birth. 



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Hannah Thomson was born Dec. 12, 1741. She died 
July 23, 1747. 

Peter Thomson was born April 27, 1747. He was 
drowned, March 2, 1750. 

Joseph Thomson, the second son of Peter Thomson, 
married Betty Bolton. He died of the small pox. 

His children were, Betty, Joseph, John, Sarah, Hannah. 

Betty Thomson married Nicholas Wade. 

Joseph Thomson married Jerusha Wood. He died of 
the small pox at Cambridge, a soldier of the revolution, 
Aug. 1778. Jerusha, his wife, died Dec. 16, 1808. 

His children were, Joseph, Hannah, Timothy, Amos, 
Hannah. 

Joseph Thomson was born April 28, 1763. He mar- 
ried Priscilla Ripley, and died Dec. 30, 1808, in the forty- 
fifth year of his age. 

Priscilla, his wife, died Aug. 9, 1800, in the thirtieth 
year of her age. 

He had one daughter, Priscilla Thomson. She was born 
Sept. 18, 1797. She married James A. Bourn. 

Hannah Thomson was born Nov. 5, 1766. She died 
Dec. 31, 1771. 

Timothy Thomson was born Jan. 29, 1769. He mar- 
ried Susanna Cushing. He with his family moved into 
the State of Connecticut, and there died. 

His children were, Isabella C, Timothy, Sarah C, Jo- 
seph, Susanna, Sophrona, Columbus. 

Isabella C. Thomson was born Jan. 26, 1803. 

Timothy Thomson was born June 17, 1805. 

Sarah C. Thomson was born Aug. 18, 1807. 

Joseph Thomson was born Sept. 15, 1809. 



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Amos Thomson^ the third son? of Joseph Thomson, died 
young. 

Hannah Thomson was born March 23, 1774. 

John? Thomson, the second son of Joseph Thomson the 
first, was born Oct. 14, 1737, He married Martha Bisbee. 
He died Jan. 19, 1776. Martha, his wife, died Feb. 10, 
1778. 

The names of his children are lost to us. One of them 
is supposed to have been among the first settlers of Men- 
don. The rest went into the western part of Massachu- 
setts. It is said they named the place where they settled, 
Petersham, in grateful remembrance of their great-grand 
father, Peter Thomson. 

Sarah Thomson, the sister of John Thomson, was born 
April 17, 1744. She married Luther Keith. 

Hannah Thomson, her sister, was born May 19, 1748. 
She died March 7, 1755. 

James Thomson, the son of Peter Thomson the first, 
was drowned November 23, 1737, in Crossman's Pond in 
Kingston. 

Hannah Thomson, the sister of James Thomson, mar- 
ried Nehemiah Bosworth. 

The town of Mendon was first settled by an association 
of a number of persons in Braintree, Weymouth and ad- 
joining towns. One of John Thomson's sons is supposed 
to belong to this association. They had the town survey- 
ed, and each man r s allotment made, before they attempt- 
ed to settle in the place. This delay was designed as a 
precaution against an Indian invasion. It may be the 
Surveys did not know the given name of all the associa- 
tion. 1 -iey designated the lot drawn to this son of John 
Thomson, by the name of Goodman Thomson. It stands 



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so on the town records of Mendon The title of Goodman, 
is given to one or two more of this association. It may 
be remembered by some of -the oldest persons, that those 
in early day, who were members of the church, were ad- 
dressed by the title of Good, or Goodman. 

One of those who came to Plymouth in the Mayflower, 
arid who died that winter, was known by the name of 
Goodman. It may be in reference to him he was named. 

It is said, after settlements were made in Boston and its 
vicinity, three brothers came to Boston by the name of 
Thompson — they were of Irish descent. Two of them 
settled north of Boston, and the third settled in Connec- 
ticut. 

Thomas Thompson, who was one of the first settlers in 
Springfield, is probably the same, who is said to have set- 
tled in Connecticut. The celebrated Benjamin Thomp- 
son, (Count Rum-ford,.) was born in Woburn, north of 
Boston. 



# Ebenezer Thomson was in both the French and Revolution* 
ary Wars. See page 27, 



*% 



A GENEALOGY OF 



CLASSED BY GENERATIONS 



GENERATION FIRST. 
JOHN THOMSON. 
GENERATION SECOND. 



Adam, 


John, 


Mary, 


Esther, 


Elizabeth, 


Sarah, 


Lydia, 


Jacob, -^ 


Thomas, 


Peter, 


Mercy. 






GENERATION THIRD 




Of John. 


Of Jacob. 


Of Thomas, 


Of Pkter* 


John, 


Jacob, 


Reuben, 


Peter, 


Ephraim, 


Abigail, 


Mary, 


Joseph, 


Thomas, 


Mercy, 


Thomas, 


James, 


Shubael, 


John, 


Amasa, 


Hannah. 


Mary, 


Lydia, 


Andrew, 




Martha, 


Barnabas, 


Ebenezer, 




Francis, 


Esther. 


Zebadiah. 




Sarah, 


Hannah, 






Peter, 


Mercy, 






Jacob, 


Caleb.- 






Ebenezer. 










GENERAf: 


Of John. 


Of Jacob. 


Of Reuben 


. Of Peter. 


John, 


Abigail, 


Deborah, 


Peter, 


Elizabeth, 


Jacob, 


Andrew, 


Hannah. 


Lydia. 


Elizabeth. 


Mercy, 


Of Joseph. 


Of Ephrain 


[. Of John, 


Abigail, 


Betty, 


Joanna, 


Zacheus, 


Lucy, 


Joseph, 


Ephraim, 


Susanna. 


Joanna. 


John, 



!Ephraim. 


Of Barnabas. Of Thomas. Sarah, 




Of Thomas. 


Abigail, 


Joshua, Hannah. 




Peter, 


Barnabas, 


Asa, 






Francis, 


Jacob, 


Ignatius, 






Nathan, 


Samuel, 


Sarah, 






James, 


Jabez, 


Mary, 






Thomas. 


Asa, 


Ijoring, 






Of Shubael 


. Noah, 


Lois, 






Shubael, 


Hannah. 


Seth, 






Isaac, 


Isaac, 


Thomas, 






Thomas, 


David, 


Rezer, 






John, 


Olive, 


Caleb, 






Mary. 


Abel, 


Sarah. 






Of Jacob. 


Adam, 


Of Amasa* 






Jacob, 


Ichabod, 


Ruth, 






Ebenezer, 


Of Caleb. 


Zadock, 






Nathaniel, 


William,— 


X«ydia, 






Martha, 


Nathaniel, 


Molly, 






Mary, 


Mary, 


Of Ebenezer, 






Ephraim, 


Sarah, 


Susanna, 






DaaieL 


Hannah, 
Abigail, 
Silvia, 
Caleb. 


Josiah, 
Ebenezer, 
Mary, 
Eunice. 
Of Zebadiabl 
Rebecca, 
Rachel, 
'Zerviah, 
.Zebadialv, 
Thomas, 
Mercy, 
Zebadiali, 
Moses, 
Rachel. 








GENERA1 






Of John. 


Of Jacob. 


Of Andrew. 


Of Joseph. 




Susanna, 


Solomon, 


Abigail, 


Joseph, 





7a 



Thaddeus, 


Benjamin, 


Reuben* Hannah,. 


Nathan, 


Mercy, 


Abel, Timothy, 


Zacheus, 


Elizabeth, 


Andrew. Amos, 


Elizabeth, 


Ruth, 


Of Asa. Hannah, 


Stephen. 


Freelove, 


Ignatius, 


Of Peter. 


Jacob. 


Nehemiah, 


Levi, 


Of Noah. 


Asa, 


Ezekiel, 


Barnabas, 


Eliab, 


Eliab, 


David, 


Rebecca. 


Asaph. 


Noah, 


Of Loring. 


Of Francis, 


, Abel, 


Bezer, 


Zilpha, 


John H. 


Mary, 


Rebecca, 


Priscilla, 


Lydia, 


Elias, 


Betty, 


Zadock, 


Thomas* 


Cromwell, 


Sally, 


Cynthia, 


Elihu, 


Stephen, 


Reuel, 


Charles. 


Samuel. 


Mary, 


Of Isaac. 


Of Seth,. 


Francis.. 


Jabez, 


Seth, 


Of Nathan. 


Isaac, 


Silvia, 


Sarahs 


Olive, 


Apollos, 


Susanna. 


Jacob, 


Mary, 


Of Shubaei 


. Abigail. 


Zebadiah, 


Jane, 


Of Adamv 


Thomas, 


Abisha,, 


Samuel, 


Robert, 


Mary, 


Adam, 


Hannah, 


Margaret, 


Ward, 


Deborah, 


Bethiah. 


Zadock. 


George. 


Of John. 


Of Ichab-od 


. Of Thomas. 


Shubaei, 


James, 


Deborah, 


Susanna, 


Hannah, 


Lois, 


Isaac, 


Sarah. 


Thomas, 


John, 


Of Wtlliam. Moses. 


Ly dia, 


Oakes, 


Of Ebenezer* 


Ezra, 


William, 


Jabez P. 


Sarah, 


Cephas, 


Of Zebadiah^ 


Uzza, 


Lucy, 


Clarissa,. 



c 



/ 






r > r 



71 



Fear, 


Sophia, Zebadiah. 


Priscilla, 


Ira, Of Moses- 


Mary. 


Galen, Zerviah, 


Of Jacob* 


Deborah, Nancy, 


Huldah, 


Arad, Mercy. 


Fzra, 


Boadice, 


Jennet, 


Irene. 


Martha, 


Of Nathaniel* 


Jacob, 


Otis, 


Margaret M. 


Sally, 


Of EBENEZER.Sybii, 


Nathaniel, 


Polly, 


Rebecca, 


Nancy, 


Aseneth, 


Sabina. 


Elizabeth, 


Of Caleb. 


Charity. 


Gaius, 


Of Ephraim 


. Sylvia, 


Ephraim, 


Jonah, 


Hannah, 


Ansel, 


Silas, 


Nathan, 


Rhoda, 


Abigail, 


David, 


Serene, 


Francis, 


Alfred, 


Bethiah, 


Mary, 


Polly, 


Eliza, 


Phebe, 


Caleb, 


Sally. 


Nathaniel, 


Of Daniel. 


Joanna, 


Samuel, 


Sabina, 


Molly, 


Frederick M. 


Phebe, 




Fear, Daniel 





GENERATION SIXTH. 
Of Thadbeus. Of Salomon. Of Reuben. 
Betty, Lucy, Andrew, 

John, Lydia, Thomas, 

Ammiel, Solomon, Reuben, 



Of Joseph. 
Priscilla. 

Of Timothy* 
Isabella C- 



n 



Ruth, 

Thaddeus, 

Orpha, 

Olivia, 

Hannah, 

Mercy, 

James. 

Of Zacheus, 
Susanna, 
Laura, 
Abigail, 
Jane, 
Zacheus, 
Betsey. 

Of Stephen, 
George, 
WilKam, 
Andrew, 
Susanna, 
Betsey, 
Nancy* 

Of Levi. 
Rebecca. 

Of Ezekiel. 
Polly, 
Peter, 
Harriet* 
Levi. 

Of Eltab. 
Clarissa, 
Eliab, 
Rachel. 

Of Asavh. 
Hadassah, 
Mary, 
Persis, 



Mercy, 


Bela, 


Timothy, 


Calvin, 


Clarissa, 


Sarah, 


Jacob. 


Mary W. 


Joseph, 


Of Benjamin. Josiah. 


Susanna, 


Betsey W. 


Of Abel. 


Sophronia, 


Mary B. 


Abigail, 


Columbus. 


Benjamin, 


Giles. 




Abner B. 


Of Nehemiah. 


Sarah, 


Phebe W. 




Benjamin, 


Dexter C. 




Freelove, 


Joshua C. 




James D. 


Experience C. 




Of Jacob. 


Mary M. 




Abigail, 


Joan W. 




Freeman, 


Of Asa. 




Adaline, 


Lamed H. 




Eliza, 


Stella, 




Julia, 


Hannah M, 




Mary F. 


Ichabod, 




Of Barnabas. Mahitabe}, 




Barnabas, 


Lucy C. 




Zadock, 


Sarah W. 




Sally, 


Rebecca L. 




Salmon, 


Of Eliab. 




Eliza. 


Sophia, 




Of David, 


Rebecca, 




Alvinzy, 


Fidelia, 




Eunice, 


Deborah, 




Edwin, 


Irene, 




Ovid, 


Almira, 




Calista, 


Eliab M. 




Roxelona. 


Ira W. 




Of Abel. 


Of Jabez P. 




Patty, 


Ephraim B. 




Hosea B* 


Deborah P. 




Anna, 


Edwin. 





73 



Silas W. 


Oliver H. 


Of ZebadiahV 


Of Reuel, 


Noah, 


John T. Z. 


Israel W. 


Elihu, 


Clarinda, 


Reael, 


Polly. 


Clara, 


Ivory H. 


Of John H. 


Martha B. 


Priscilla VV. 


Alpheus, 


Rebecca W, 


Benjamin F. 


Tabitha, 


Of Stephen* 


Marston, 


John C. 


Stephen, 


Anna T. 


Betsey, 


James. 


Mary F. 


Melvina. 




Of Thomas. 


Of Cromwell. 


Betsey, 


Almon, 




Venus, 


Mary A. 




Francis, 


Abigail A. 




Deborah, 


Fanny M. 




Philander, 


Orlando C 




Cynthia, 


DeAlgeroy, 




Thomas. 


Lorena P. 




Of Shubael 


. Of Elihu. 




Susanna, 


Delight, 




Shubael. 


Adrastus. 




Of Isaac. 


Of Charles. 




John, 


Emily C. 




Cyrus, 


Eveline A. 




Lydia, 


Marinda. 




Isaac, 


Of Jabez. 




Uzza, 


Huldah, 




Lucy, 


Arioch, 




George, 


Ichabod W. 




Mary, 


Isaac, 




Ezra, 


Simeon, 




Harriet. 


Samuel V. 




Of John. 


Josiah, 




Ezra, 


Betsey W. 




Abigail, 


Of Isaac. 




Lydia, 


Sabina, 




John, 


Roxanna, 





74 



Sarah, 


Deborah, 


Jennet. 


Christopher C, 


Of Ezra. 


Abigail, 


Sarah. 


Phebe, 


Charles, 


Mary, 


Abraham, 


Isaac, 


Ezra, 


Hiram, 


James, 


Joseph. 


Drusilla, 


Of Jacob. 


Experience, 


Hosea, 


Peleg, 


Sally, 


Elkanah, 


Betsey, 


Margaret, 


George, 


Levi. 


Lewis S. 


Of Jacob. 


Sumner, 


Polly K. 


Huldah, 


Lewis, 


Caroline M. 


Lucina, 


Of Samuel. 


Jennet, 


Amasa, 


Jacob, 


Lydia C. 


Lucia, 


Matilda, 


Lydia, 


Maria P. 


Waitstill, 


Clara S. 


Lysander. 


Of Adam. 


OfNATHANIEL.Molly, 


Polly, 


Otis, 


Lucy, 


Albert, 


Nathaniel, 


Sheppard. 


Seth, 


Of Zadock* 


Elizabeth, 


.Rebecca P. 


Charity, 


Cyrus, 


Ebenezer, 


Amanda, 


Welcome, 


Zadock, 


David, 


Salina F. 


Elmira, 


Of Ward. 


Sarah. 


Molly H. 


Of Ephraim 


, Ward. 



75 



Lucy, 

Bathsheba, 

Abner, 

Alba, 

David, 

Lucy, 

Jeremiah F. 

Joseph. 
Of Silas. 

Martin, 

Jane, 

Rhoda, 

Joanna, 

Nancy, 

Silas, 

Daniel W« 

Silas B. 
Of Francis. 

Edmund, 

Edward, 

Gilman, 

Lyman, 

Francis, 

George, 

Frank] in^ 

Grenville, 

Sumner. 

Of Daniel. 
Israel T. 
Horatio, 
Harriet, 
Mary^ 
Daniel, 
Greenleaf. 



Of James. 

Louisa W. 

James W. 

Charles C. P. 

Philo H. 

Lydia, 

Elvira, 

Leura, 

Alexander Y* 
Of Oakes. 

Oakes, 

William, 

Lucy, 

Mary. 
Of William, 

Otis, 

William, 

Hoxalana, 

Hiram, 

Florinda,, 

Deborah. 
Of Cephas^ 
Marietta, 
Elvira, 
Cordelia, 
William H. 
Cephas, * 
Florantha, 
Jerome, 
Charles^ F. 
Julius. 

Of Ira. 
Clarinda, 
Elbridge G. 
Boadice, 
Arad, 
Abigail 



76 



Erastus, 
JobD. 
Mary S. 

OF Galen. 
Susanna, 
Fanny M. 
Galen M* 
Alonzoj 
Cephas, 
Laommi B. 
Rodolphus, 
Don Carlos 
D'Vaudrille. 

Of Arad. 
Mary W. 
Ellen, 
Lucia Ann, 
William. 

Of Otis, 
Sabina, 
Lucina, 
Fidelia, 
Rachel C. 
Charlotte, 
Chandler, 
Josiah, 
Lucius, 
Nathaniel, 

Of Gaios. 
Ansel, 
Albert, 
Gaius. 

Of Jonah. 
Ira, 

Robert C. 
Mary P. 

Lucia Ann, 



77 



Of Ammiel. 
Lucius, 
Ammiel, 
Edward F. 

Of Eliab. 
Hannah W. 
Edwin, 
Asaph P. 

Of Venus. 
Clarinda, 
Franklin S. 
Venus. 



Polly, 
Ira, 

Lavinia, 
Lucy. 
Of Alfred, 
Amanda, 
Elbridge G, 
Harriet, 
Israel T. 
Sabina, 
Lucy, 
Eveline, 
Eliza. 

OfNATHANIEL, 

Ambrose, 
Mary P. 

Of Fred'k M. 
Susan, 
Sarah, 
Frederick, 
Charles, 
Caleb, 
Elizabeth. 

GENERATION SEVENTH. 



Of Solomon. 
Maria, 
Elvira, 
Albert, 
James, 
Harriet, 
Harris. 

Of Calvin. 
Calvin, 
Edward, 
Henry, 
Margaret, 



Of Andrew, 
William E. 
Josephus, 
Henry, 
Charles, 
Mary Ann, 
Henrietta. 

Of Reuben. 
Henry, 
Elmira, 
Charles, 
Walter, 



78 



Of PmLANDEiuGeorge, 



Angelina, 


Robert. 


Henry A. 


Of Jacob. 


Mary E. 


Helena, 


Philander. 


VifgiL 


Of Thomas. 


Of Abner B. 


Volentine. 


Sarah E. 


Of Israel W 


. Edward W. 


Leander. 


Eliza S. 


Of Reuel. 


Ellen W. 


Sarah J. 


Of Benjamin, 


Of Ivory H. 


, Mary B. 


Ivory B. 


Of James D. 


Jerusha A. 


Abigail K. 


Of Marstojs 


r . Of Barnabas, 


Harriet M. V. 


Harrison F„ 


Of Charles. 


, Josepha F. 


Naomi, 


Florella D. 


Marshal, 


James W. 


Catharine, 


Mardana R. 


Charles, 


Benoni S. 


Sally, 


Caroline A* 


Levesta, 


Hannah L. 


Ezra. 


Sarah J. 


Of AnRAHAM.Henry B. 


Ephraim, 


Of Zadock. 


James, 


Harriet T. 


Mary, 


Adaline P. 


Henry L. 


Of Salmon. 


Of Ezra. 


Charles O. 


Sally. 


George E. 


Of Pelec. 


Of Alvtnzy* 


Amanda. 


Mary A. 


Of Elkanah. 


Lucien D. 


Caroline F. 


Harriet N. 


'Hive S. 


Of Ovid. 


ver, 


Noah C 



Of Dexter & 

Nehemiah, 
Harriet D. 

Of Joshua C» 
Joshua C. 
Clarissa C. 
Joan C. 

Of Ephraim B. 
Ellen A. 
Sarah B. 
Lucy M. 

Of Giles* 
Joseph W. 
Daniel S. 
Abigail* 



79 



William H. 

Of Levi. 
Rosza Ann, 
Rinaldo B. 
Leonard S. 

Of Lewis. 
Mariette, 
Lewis H. 
Elvina, 
Matilda, 
Marcus M. 

Of Jacob. 
George W. 
Franklin W, 
Mary J. 
Vernon M. 
Prances M, 
Jacob P. 

Of Lysander. 
Lysander M. 
Soranas. 

Of Seth. 
David, 
Nathaniel, 
Mercy, 
Seth, 
Frances, 
Martin, 
Seth, 
Elizabeth. 

Of Ebenezer 
Charles H. 
Elizabeth E. 

Of Abner. 
John H. 
Daniel W. 
Pardon G, 



Noah C. 
Alvinzy W. 
Betsey E. 
Sarah S. 

Of Edwin. 
Amelia J. 
Cynthia A. 
Edwin F. 

OfHosEAB, 
Abel A. 
Sarah Ann M. 
Ellen R. 

Of Arioch. 
Huldah, 
Mary H. 
Velina R. 
Adaline A* 
Arioch A. 

Of Simeon. 
William A. 
Abigail C. 

Of Samuel V. 
Samuel G. 
Betsey, 
William M. 

Of JoSIAEL 

Eliza J. 

Of A MAS A* 
Maria P. 

Of Jerome, 
Jerome. 
Of Galen M. 
Cephas. 



so 

Of Alba. 

Rebecca, 
Eveline, 
Ephraim, 
Amanda. 

Of David. 
Mary C. 
Marcus M. 

Of Martin. 
Henry N. 
Amanda M. 

Of Edward. 
Amos E. 
Henry F. 
Drusilla. 

Of GlLM AN. 

Charles G. 

GENERATION EIGHTH. 

Of Charles. 
Susan A. 
Lorenzo M. 

Of James, 
James, 
Robert. 



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Middleborough, I 


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Thomas Bennet, 


t< it i 


Capt. 


John Bennet, 


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Halifax, 1 


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" 1 


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t< 






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Boston, 




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t* 


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Halifax, 






Nathaniel Morton, 


tt 






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i* 




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E. Bridgewater, 




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Dux bury, 






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Halifax. 




Mrs. 


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a 




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Hanson, 






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Halifax, 




Capt 


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a 






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E. Bridgewater, 






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Middleborough, 






Zebadiah Thomson, 


Halifax, 




Capt 


. Jabez P. Thomson., 


n 






Ephraim B. Thomson, 


tt 






John T. Z. Thomson, 


it 




Capt 


. Zadock Thomson, 


tt 






Hannah Thomson, 


it 






Cyrus Thomson, 


tt 






Albert Thomson, 


tt 






Abel Thomson, 


tt 






Reuben Thomson, 


tt 






Isaac Thomson, 


ti 






Lysander Thomson, 


tt 






Otis Thomson, 


ti 





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Wid. 



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Halifax, 


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it 




Jacob Thomson, 


n 




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tt 




Ward Thomson, 


it 




Ammiel Thomson, 


tt 




Lucius Thomson, 


tt 




Dexter C. Thomson, 


t% 




Larned 11. Thomson, 


tt 




Ichabod Thomson, 


it 




Solomon Thomson, 


Middleborough, 




George Thomson, 


a a 




Martin Thomson, 


a a 




Amasa Thomson, 


it tt 




Edward Thomson, 


a tt 




Jerome Thomson, 


a a 




Joshua C. Thomson, 


Plympton, 




Reuben Thomson, 


k 




Arioch Thomson, 


a 




James D Thomson, 


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Westport, 




Peleg Thomson, 


E. Bridgewater, 




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a 'a 




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a tt 




Abraham Thomson, 


W. Bridgewater, 




Experience Thomson, 


tt a 




James Thomson, 


tt a 




Levi Thompson, 


Bridgewater, 




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Bridgewater, Vt. 


26 


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